Thursday, June 12, 2008

Shaenon Garrity on the 2008 NCS Reubens Weekend

Shaenon Garrity has a wonderful first-person account of the Reubens and her impressions of the NCS. She and her husband Andrew attended for the the first time. Here's a paragraph:

"It takes a while for it to sink in that the hands I'm seeing, folding napkins and raising glasses, are the hands that draw the comic strips I've been reading all my life. I taught myself to read with the Sunday paper—Beetle Bailey, Cathy, The Family Circus, For Better or for Worse—and here are all the people responsible. "It's like Battle of the Network Stars," says Andrew, "but for our interests." It's different from meeting comic-book artists I admire. It's almost like meeting your own ancestors. I'm not sure what this says about me, but the enormity of it doesn't hit home until I meet the guy who draws Ask Shagg."

Above left photo taken from her article. That's Shaenon in the NERD t-shirt. Andrew is to the left.


Brian Fies said...

Great article, and Shaenon is a sweetheart. I met her briefly at the Schulz Museum and fear I blathered her ear off--working alone in the spare bedroom, one gets so few opportunities to talk shop. Your only oversight, Mike, is mentioning Shaenon and Andrew without also mentioning the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, a nifty place that Andrew helps run.

richardcthompson said...

She sure can write. Draws, too!