Saturday, October 1, 2011

24-Hour Comics in Montpelier, Vt.

Hello from Montpelier City Hall!

We have a dozen cartoonists in Montpelier today drawing their 24-Hour Comics. We expect a few more coming in later from southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Great turnout on a rainy fall New England day. Most of the participants are drawing their comics in the City Council chambers - the room where all the decisions are made in Vermont's capitol city.

Also this morning, horror cartoonist Denis St. John taught younger kids how to draw monsters during a three-hour comics workshop at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. That program was a huge success - we had two dozen kids drawing spooky creatures!

A big THANK YOU to our local sponsors, the Drawing Board, Capitol Grounds, Positive Pie, Cabot Creamery, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Julio's Cantina, Wonder Cards & Comics, Montpelier Arts Fund, Montpelier City Council, Montpelier Alive! and many, many others who are giving us coffee and pizza and comics to keep us going. The event was also organized by the Trees & Hills comic group, a cartooning organization for creators in Vermont, New Hampshire and western Mass.