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Cartoons & Cocktails 2008 At The National Press Club

I flew back from San Francisco just in time to get to the National Press Club’s annual “Cartoons & Cocktails” event. Two of my cartoons were auctioned off for charity – along with donations from many other artists. Lynn Johnston (the syndicated cartoonist behind “For Better Or Worse”) sent in two original cells, though political cartoons made up the bulk of the offerings (including a signed copy of the scandalous New Yorker cover about Senator Obama). It was truly an honor to have my work featured along with such talented peers.

Of course, I asked my husband to join me at the event to take pictures. I have a new iPhone – and its camera seems to have a bit of a learning curve. I was a little disappointed that my head was cut in half for most of the shots, and that my TV interview with an Indian political team was captured from behind my head. The Washington Examiner had its own photographer – so I might show up in the “social sightings” in one piece.

For your amusement, I offer my husband’s chronicles of the evening:

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  1. K. R. Mannix says:

    What a treat to read Dr. Jones’ post.

    It was a wonderful night made possible by the cartoonists of the nation. In addition to Val Jones, these cartoonists came from far and near: Steve Arley (Artley Cartoons), Chip Beck (Political Graphics Service), Nate Beeler (Baltimore/SF/Washington Examiner), Justin Bilicki (freelance), Casey Drogin (Young D.C.), David Hagen, Clay Jones (The Free Lance-Star), Kevin KALlaugher (The Exonomist &, Ari Kraus (freelance), 2008 Pulitzer winner Michael Ramirez (Investors Business Daily), Rob Rogers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette),Rajan Sedalia (Artjar), Natt Wuerker (Politico). They contributed to two panels drawn during the evening that were auctioned as part of the finale, which included Barry Blitt’s New Yorker cover framed print.

    Visit to learn more about the event, the causes it benefits, and our fabulous auctioneers.

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