Above is Art Cumings, know for the long-running "Balloonheads" feature in Penthouse magazine. He's also done childrens books.
Bill Gallo autographing a Daily News cartoon for hostess Bunny Hoest.
NY Metro cartoonist Tony Murphy gives King Features' Karen Moy a gift. I liked the way Karen was so seriously trying to figure out what it is that Tony brought her -- and then that big smile when she sees it's an original strip! Cool!
Mad's Ray Alma, NYC NCS Treasurer and toy designer Andy Eng, Mike Lynch. Rain and thundershowers were predicted all week, and you can see one of the big tents Bunny had erected. The rain held off, not arriving until around 7pm, well after the Bash had broken up.
Australian cartoonist Jason Chatfield and Jason's girlfriend Kate stand in awe of Tom Richmond. I think Tom, who was hoping for that "Travelled Farthest" plaque, is trying to put a good face on that fact that he's in second place thanks to Jason. Jason C. has a travel blog here.
Jason also said when we met, "Oh I know your work." He had seen some photos of me at my pal's Mark Anderson's blog. "Yes, Australians read the Andertoons blog," he told me.
Soup to Nutz cartoonist and NCS President Rick Stromoski laughs.
Ray Billingsley sketching and talking. A lot of kids were coming up to him and he was drawing Curtis for at least 20 minutes straight.