Friday, January 22, 2016

The National Cartoonists Society Berndt Toast Gang 50th Anniversary Gallery Opening at the Society of Illustrators Wednesday January 20, 2016


NYC: I was honored to be part of the Berndt Toast Gang's 50th anniversary this past Wednesday night at the Society of Illustrators. The Berndt Toast Gang is the nickname for the National Cartoonists Society's Long Island Chapter. Adrian Sinnott, chair of the Gang, put the event together. There were many cartoonists in attendance. Here are a few photos from the evening.


Adrian Sinnott says a few words. That's Roberta Fabiano, who provided the music for the evening.


Love Adrian's tie!


Ed Steckley, Sam Gross, Heather Steckley, Arnie Levin, and Suzan Haeni of the Art League of Long Island.

My original hanging in the Society of Illustrators. Above and to the right, originals by the great Frank Springer and Garrett Bender.


Arnie Roth, me and Tom Stemmle


Pauline Goldberg, Tom Stemmle


Dionne and George Booth


Sy Barry is The Phantom!

Sandy Kossin, Sy Barry

John Reiner, Sandy Kossin


Jim Salicrup and Marc Bilgrey


John Reiner and Bunny Hoest


The exhibit was in honor of Jeff Fisher (1955-2014). Amanda Reilly and Jill Napolitano were two of his former students who attended.


George Booth draws.

3 comments:

Gerry said...

Great set of photos and congratulations on being part of it!

roberta fabiano said...

Hi Mike,
How wonderful that you traveled all the way from New Hampshire to be at this event! Wow!!

Sanford Kossin said...

WE GOT THERE LATE BUT DESPITE THE LACK OF FOOD, WAS AN AMAZING CROWD AND SURPRISED
TO FIND YOU THERE ON THIS AUSPICIOUS OCCASION, AND NOW GOTTA GO BACK AND SEE
THE SHOW. YOU TELL ME IT WAS WORTH THE TRIP...AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN...

SANDY KOSSIN