From MSCA President Kevin L. Williams:
Heard from Garibaldi’s Pizza and the room is reopening soon, meaning March 1, 2022, at 7pm, we will return to in-person gatherings for those who are comfortable doing so! This will begin our monthly, First Tuesdays of the month gatherings. MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW – and I also added a printable reminder that you can put on your fridge.
LET PEOPLE KNOW!It’s always the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm, same place (in the U of M area off the Highland Strip, and across from Tiger Book Store and Brother Juniper’s).
I’ve attached the MSCA logo (and schedule) for you to use on social media and email!
WHAT WE DO
This is where we gather to talk about and share comics, art, and techniques; to bounce ideas off one another; to connect on projects and collaborations; to discuss MSCA plans and projects.
Don’t forget to bring money for food – it’s delicious and you’re gonna love it!
HONOR SYSTEMIf you’re not sure if you have covid or have been exposed to it, please take consideration of the other members and stay home. Remember the old adage when it comes to old food: “When in doubt, throw it out.”
Not sure how to tell if you’re safe or not? CLICK HERE for a self-checker.
Be Safe, Be Happy, Be Well!
Kevin L. Williams
& Muley the Mule
ABOUT THE MSCA
The Mid-South Cartoonists Association (MSCA) is a non-profit organization comprised of and created for professional cartoonists, aspiring cartoonists, and cartooning enthusiasts.
On Saturday, March 28, 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 (with the word ‘Cartoonist’ becoming plural in 2000).
Since its origins, the group has put its creative strengths behind various cartooning classes, appearances, conventions, fundraisers, art shows, anthology comics/zines, monthly drawing nights, a podcast, and more. In 2022 the MSCA celebrates 35 years of drawing funny!
Our founders went on to start clubs in other states and begin careers in syndicated comics, many working for comic book publishers Marvel, DC Comics, Image, IDW, and others, as well as self-publishing their own creator-owned projects. Our members also participate in other art forms such as fine art, pottery and sculpture, textiles, photography, and more.
We hope to provide a social group to help more cartoonists reach their goals- no matter how young or old, published or just starting out. Whether you enjoy simply reading cartoons, stain your fingers every day drawing magazine cartoons or comic books, like to mentor others or want to learn, or even if you just need to find an artist to collaborate with for your funny ideas, please check us out. If you love cartoons, are drawn to comics, or just like drawing funny then the MSCA is the group/association for you…and it’s free to join us.
Our current art show “‘Murica“ is currently on display at the Germantown Community Theater alongside the comedy play, “The Complete History of America (Abridged).”.