Like so many small businesses here in the UK struggling with long-term lockdown and loss of revenue, the Cartoon Museum here in the UK Covid-19 has been hit hard. And so creator and illustrator John McCrea (Dead Eyes) has stepped forward to help out with a charity evening of friendly and animated chat, anecdotes and fond memories happening Friday 12th February online. Having shared more than a few beers with McCrea in the past, I can guarantee anyone considering getting involved should definitely do so! John is a great raconteur and I have no doubt you will be leaving with a smile on your face after this worthwhile event.
Introduced by Steve Marchant of the Cartoon Museum and hosted by Leonard Sultana (host and founder of Talking Con: A Cup O’Tea with an Englishman in San Diego), all they are asking is for a minimum £5 donation towards supporting the museum and its work in conserving and chronicling comic book art and history.
And while this is very much giving a spotlight to McCrea – who will be live drawing while he entertains – do expect special guests such as Garth Ennis (The Boys) to drop on and reminisces with his old friend and creative partner.
To help out further there will also be a live art auction of the finished pice by McCrea, but obviously you need to be watching the livestream to be involved.
For details on booking your place and more, head over to the Convention Collective blog here and find out more and help keep the Cartoon Museum’s doors open. Well, when the do open again, anyway.