This past Thursday was the MSCA’s monthly dinner meeting and something was a bit different this time.
Instead of longtime president Kevin Williams leading the meeting (seated left- near camera), it was the MSCA’s new President Chris Jowers (standing right) and new Vice President Charles Ettinger (standing left).
The two new officers presented some of their ideas for this year’s 25th anniversary of the MSCA and the future of the club. They also went over recent past events such as the MSCA/DAC “Drawing Inspiration” art show in Hernando (which was a big success!), and the two other officer positions- Secretary and Treasurer, that are vacant. Janet Wade had previously held both positions. Any members interested in volunteering for those two positions should contact Chris. It was also announced that I would be taking over the webmaster duties from my wife Nicki Workman. She’s still available for tech support, but I’ll be handling the web-site updates, as well as the club’s social media accounts.
During the meeting member Antonio Johnson was our guest speaker and discussed pre-press techniques for printing. Antonio works for clickorderprint.com and has been helping many of the MSCA members with getting their work printed as books, comics, art prints, and more.
Once Antonio had finished, Chris opened the floor up to discussions for future events the MSCA could be involved in. Some of the suggestions from members and topics discussed were setting tables up at local conventions such as Midsouthcon and the upcoming Anime Blues Con, doing another MSCA comics anthology, organizing club fund raisers and membership drives, using social media, taking convention trips, offering comics classes, and providing more kids activities.
Another upcoming MSCA event suggested by member Marvin Cheveallier (far left) and announced at the meeting was the upcoming Sunday afternoon “Meet & Draw” gatherings at the Italia Restaurant on 1306 Goodman Rd in Southaven, MS. The first one is scheduled on April 22nd at 1:00pm. Like our previous Sat-Art-Days it’s open the the public- and like the dinner meetings good eats are to be had! (Click here to see their menu.)
And thanks to member Andrew Chandler it’s not an MSCA meeting without a little monkeying around!
Hope to see you next month- May 3rd at 7pm. As always it’s the first Thursday of the month at Garibaldi’s Pizza off Walker and Highland near the U of M.
Don’t forget you can check out the MSCA’s calendar on our home page for other events, and follow the MSCA on Twitter (@MSCA_Memphis) and Facebook for more member and cartooning news and events.