Once at the LoC, we did get to see some wonderful original comic strip art culled from the Art Wood collection.
SKIPPY by Percy Crosby
POLLY AND HER PALS by Cliff Sterrett
The above is the original patent request by Richard Outcault for THE YELLOW KID!
Ray Alma, Anton Emdin, Sophie and Jason Chatfield
"Mr. King Features" Joe D'Angelo and Bunny Hoest
Kerry G. Washington and the one and only Ray Billingsley.
My dear friends Margie and Mark Anderson.
My talented friend Juana Medina and myself.
That's Mo Willems and Patrick McDonnell. Sorry to say I am blanking on the very nice woman in the middle!
Michael Ramirez and Guy Gilchrist.
Rachel Kochman, Larry Katzman and Charlie Kochman.
Alex and Ken Krimstein.
Love it! The title of Mark Anderson's presentation: "I Don't Know, Give It a Try, See What Happens."
Roz Chast had to be in Chicago, and could not be in DC for the Reubens festivities. She prerecorded an acceptance speech which was sweet and funny. She began by thanking cartoonist Bill Woodman for his description of the "blazing field of white," describing the blank sheet of paper.
And, finally, I'll close with this graphic from the C and J Portsmouth-to-NYC Bus graphic which seems to concern BREAKING BAD's Walter White's bathroom habits.