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Mason is one of 9 cartoonists who just returned from a trip to Germany to draw for the troops!
Check out this article. The group are all members of the National Cartoonist Society and include, Tom Stiglich, Bruce Higdon, Chad Carpenter, Dave Mowder, Ed Steckley, Ray Alma, Rob Harrell, Stephen Silver and Mason. Thank you to Jeff Bacon for organizing the trip and the USO for sponsoring the guys! The other eight:
Tom Stiglich: His cartoons have appeared in the USA Today, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, TIME magazine, TIME.com, Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, Mad Kids magazine and in the annual book series 'Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year.'
He is a three-time recipient for the Citation of Excellence award from the United Nations.
Bruce Higdon: A retired U.S. Army Cavalry officer, is known among his fellow soldiers as the creator of El Tee, a strip which ran in Army Times for eight years. He also drew comics for a variety of Army post newspapers in the U.S. and Europe for over twenty-five years. Today, Bruce continues to draw his military cartoons for a variety of units stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. He provides civilian humor, also, to financial, marketing, and fitness companies in the U.S. and Canada. Besides his strips, Bruce is a caricature artist who has entertained a variety of clients with his drawings, including Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope, and a whole bunch of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines.
Chad Carpenter: Chad Carpenter's comic strip, TUNDRA first appeared in newspapers throughout his home state of Alaska, but has since been picked up by more than 350 newspapers around the world. These papers include the L.A. Times, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the Denver Post as well as newspapers throughout Europe, Jamaica & Trinidad. Consisting of anything animal, vegetable or mineral, but with a decidedly outdoorsy slant, TUNDRA takes an offbeat view of the woodsy side of life. Whether it's outhouses, chainsaws, fishing or even something a bit more metropolitan, everything is always in season. In 2008, TUNDRA was awarded "Best Newspaper Panel" by the National Cartoonists Society - a fact Chad continues to milk for all it's worth.
Dave Mowder: Licensing Artist/Illustrator for Warner Bros., Disney and Peanuts. Currently illustrates children's books, magazine, greeting cards and Christmas ornaments with the likes of Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny and Snoopy. Has worked for Hallmark Cards, Warner Bros. Worldwide Publishing and Disney Publishers. Was awarded the Reuben Award in 2008 for Best Greeting Card Cartoonist by the National Cartoonist Society. urrently lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife of 16 years and two lil strawberry blonde girls (7&5). Oh- and a Bordie Collie named Harley.
Ed Steckley: Ed is a humorous illustrator living in NY. His work has been seen in numerous nationwide publications, including Cracked and more recently Mad magazines for DC comics. He specializes in caricature and editorial illustration, but has been known to draw really boring pictures of really boring things in order to pay the bills. He also does a lot of work is in the advertising industry, but advertising campaigns and storyboards for TV commercials aren't nearly as much fun as Mad and Cracked. He's also shown in galleries in and around the NYC area.
Ray Alma: A graduate of the School of Visual Arts where he majored in Cartooning. A caricaturist and humorous illustrator, Ray's work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on TV. Ray is a contributor to Mad magazine, earning him the status of one of "The Usual Gang of Idiots". The last few years have seen Ray venture into the world of animation and storyboarding where he worked on an updated version of "Speed Racer". Ray is currently a nominee for the NCS Reuben award for best Magazine Illustration.
Rob Harrell: For the past twelve years, Rob has worked as a fine artist, cartoonist, and freelance illustrator. His figurative paintings are currently represented by the Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX, and the Hespe Gallery in San Francisco, CA. He created, wrote and drew the daily syndicated comic strip Big Top from April 2002 through March 2007. It appeared in more than fifty newspapers world-wide. A Big Top book was published in 2005. As a freelance illustrator, he has worked with clients including Mad, Simon and Schuster, American Greetings, Time, Inc. and Volkswagen. He currently is working on Brian Basset's Adam@Home as the artist and production assistant. He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Amber and their dog, Cooper.
Stephen Silver: Stephen Silver was born in London, England on August 30th 1972. In 1993 he went he established his own illustration company called Silvertoons. By 1997 Silver was hired by Warner Bros. Television Animation as a character designer, and has been working in the animation industry ever since. He has worked as Character Designer and Supervisor for Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, designing characters such as "Kim Possible", "Danny Phantom" and Kevin Smith's "Clerks" the animated series, to name a few. Silver is the author and artist of five self-published books on the art of sketching, caricature and life drawing. In addition to working freelance full time, he also teaches an online character design course at www.schoolism.com, a character design course at CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) in Valencia, California, and a quick gesture figure class at the Los Angeles Academy of Figuritive Arts. In 2000 he received the Golden Nosey award from the National Caricaturist Network for caricaturist of the year. In 2007 he was awarded the National Cartoonists Society's television animation award for the designs on Disney's Kim Possible. Silver names three treasures to success in life that give him what it takes to keep on drawing: passion, desire and determination.
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