The Mid-South Cartoonists Association/MSCA will be celebrating their 25th year as an association with a gallery art show and reception on October 20, 2012 from 2-8pm. The show is hosted by
Early in 1987, a small group of professional cartoonists came together to form The Memphis Cartoonists Group. The name didn’t stick. By December of that year, for the third meeting and first official newsletter, the name had become The Mid-South Cartoonist Association (MSCA). The name has since remained unchanged, with the exception of the word ‘Cartoonist’ becoming plural in 2000. The group was originally created to bring together cartooning professionals who worked at home and didn’t have co-workers to stand around water coolers and talk toons with. Over the years the group has expanded to include aspiring professionals, students and cartoon enthusiasts of all ages, and has focused on cartooning education.
Since the organization was founded in the ’80s, a “Retro 80s” theme will be used for the subject matter. There will be other pieces as well, so there should be something for everyone! Dressing in 80s attire or costumes is encouraged. MSCA members will be on hand to “talk toons” with guests, sell and sign copies of their works, and draw funny- which is what they are best at!
Local mid-south artists participating in this art show include Charles Ettinger,
The art show will be up for two weeks after the art walk reception and a closing event will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 5-7pm. Reception and closing are free and open to the public.