Monday, September 19, 2016

John Kelly Named New Executive Director of the Toonseum

If you were at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD this past weekend, then you had the first chance to meet him outside of Pittsburgh. He's John Kelly, who was named the new executive director of Pittsburgh's cartoon museum, the Toonseum, on September 13th, 2016.

He had just launched the new Toonseum gallery show, "Draw This!," a one of a kind collection of how-to-draw mail correspondence courses through the twentieth century.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette announcement (which, as John Kelly himself pointed out, was printed next to the Mary Worth conus strip):

“John is a perfect fit for the ToonSeum, because first and foremost, he is a true comics geek.” said Rob Rogers, Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist and ToonSeum president. “John understands our mission, and he understands the challenges we face as a nonprofit arts organization in Pittsburgh."

Congratulations, John!

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