2015-16 TWO YEAR Indiegogo Campaign Is LIVE
Our Indiegogo is officially LIVE - Click here to "shop" and donate!
Next Crowdfunding Campaign Launching in 1 hour!
Our next campaign to raise funds for TWO YEARS of KFOC goes live in one hour - 12:00 noon CST! We will send you a link by 12:30!
Next Crowdfunding Campaign To Launch!
The next Festival crowd funding campaign will launch Monday, April 24.
Please spread the word!!
Festival 2015-16 Crowd Funding To Launch Soon!
Next crowd funding campaign for the festival coming soon! We will be raising money for both 2015 AND 2016 and, as usual, have some terrific backer rewards! We will post... Read more
NCSF/KFOC Auction of Cartoon Art To Launch today!
NCSF/KFOC Auction Goes Live on Indiegogo Today!
The National Cartoonists Society Foundation and the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning are pleased to offer several rare and desirable pieces of original comic... Read more
HISTORIC RESTORED ANIMATION ON DISPLAY
As part of the gallery show “More Than Funny 2” the museum is pleased to present the first showing in 99 years of “The Stolen Dream” by Andy Hettinger.
100... Read more
GALLERY SHOWS OF ORIGINAL CARTOON ART ON DISPLAY IN KENOSHA RIGHT NOW!!
The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning - in partnership with The Kenosha Public Museum and The UW Parkside Fine Arts Gallery - has sponsored and curated TWO fabulous gallery shows of... Read more
Artists Booths at Kenosha's Outdoor Harbor Market - Festival 2014
The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is not a comic con - which means that we don't have an "Artists Alley". We don't provide space for tables for comic artists to... Read more
NEWSFLASH: AMY LAGO TO OFFER PORTFOLIO REVIEWS!
Amy Lago, Comics Editor of the Washington Post Writer's Group (the syndicate behind the successful comic strips Bloom County, Pickles, and Candorville) has graciously offered to come to the 2014... Read more
Thank You National Cartoonists Society Foundation!!
We are now at liberty to announce that the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning has received a generous grant from the National Cartoonists Society Foundation!
NCS Foundation President Steve McGarry and... Read more
Festival 2014 Gearing UP!
Our crowd funding campaign for festival 2014 is launching Feb 25th at noon! We have a great line up of speakers for September 25-27 2014 - all details at: http://kenoshacartoonfest.blogspot.com/
Guests... Read more
November Mini-fest Now Accepting Registration For Non-Backers
The 2013 Mini-Fest with Tom Richmond (November 2) is now accepting class and portfolio review registrations for non-backers. Go to kenoshacartoonfest.com for details!
November Mini-fest Fundraising 2013
Can't come to the November Mini-fest but want to support the Festival? Tell us what you'd like to see as a backer reward! And donate to support the Festival!! Visit... Read more
Kenosha Festival of Cartooning November 2, 2013 Mini-fest
Plans have come together and we have officially announced our schedule of events for the 1 day Kenosha Festival of Cartooning Mini-Fest which will happen November 2 of 2013. The... Read more
Reward DVDs Now Ready for Shipping!
We had some production delays but the DVD copies of the Saturday panel discussion are now ready to be shipped to backers of $100 or more!
Thank you again for... Read more
Post Festival Thank You's
I have posted a loooooooong list of "Thank You"s on the festival website here.
I am still gathering up things like poster mailing tubes for backer rewards - I hope... Read more
Now that the dust has settled on the festival I am working to ship out backer rewards. It may take me a week or more but I promise you that... Read more
Saturday Afternoon is Sold Out! Second Pastis Presentation Added!
The Saturday afternoon events for the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning are Sold Out!
If you are a ticket holder for these events, please remember that one ticket counts for all... Read more
How to get "printable" Posters
For pdf versions of all the publicity posters, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can't put pdfs in the updates and I can't put them on the festival websites either. And... Read more
Kenosha Festival of Cartooning Poster #1 - Please Share!
Here is our general poster for the festival with a schedule of the public events! Thanks to John Hambrock for designing it! (For a bigger, more legible version, visit the... Read more
Auction Art Has Arrived!
The incredible comic art for the charity auction has arrived and is now hanging in the South Gallery of the Kenosha Public Museum!
This auction will benefit the Children's Hospitals... Read more
I have just sent surveys to all backers so that I have the proper shipping information for rewards. For those of you below the $75 level, I forgot to add... Read more
Lots of Kenosha Festival of Cartooning Info
Lots of important information has been added to the official website for the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning.
Please visit the site regularly for all the latest information on events, including... Read more
Kenosha Festival of Cartooning Gallery Show and Auction
Spread The Word!!
Cartoon Art is arriving for the gallery show "More Than Funny" which will run at the Kenosha Public Museum from September 8 - September 29.
There will... Read more
Reservations for Saturday's Events
Due to overwhelming interest in the Festival and also the fact that there is an extremely well attended open air market next to the museum during Saturday's events, we will... Read more
Thank you again to everyone who backed this project! We are going to have a great Festival!
A few notes about rewards:
Delivery date - October 2012 As most of... Read more
And We've Made It!!
Thanks to the generosity of all our backers (You're the best!) and also the support of the National Cartoonist Society Foundation (They're the best, too!) we have made our goal... Read more
33 hours to go total
Our current total, with 33 hours to go is $6357. With NCSF matching we are at $7714.
Lots of pledges came in yesterday - let's keep going!
And - I... Read more
Getting down to the wire.....
We're getting down to the wire and our current total with matching is $6768.
I know it's the weekend (and around here it's a gorgeous "step away from your... Read more
New Reward - Clarified
I've been in touch with Michael Jantze and he has informed me that he is up for doing sketches for anyone who pledges $50 or more - including, those folks... Read more
OK folks, in case you don't read the comments, you should know that Festival Guest Speaker Michael Jantze is offering sketches to pledges of $50 and up - not sure... Read more
Are You Waiting For The Dramatic Moment?
We have only 5 DAYS TO GO to meet our goal!
To those of you who have already backed the Festival - Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
To those... Read more
Exciting News! A Matching Offer!
It is with great excitement that I am able to announce that the National Cartoonist Society Foundation has contacted me and offered to match each new donation until we reach... Read more
We have a new reward to offer at the $400 pledge level!
Tom Richmond, caricature wizard for MAD Magazine and many other fine publications, has generously offered to donate signed... Read more
Shilling for pledges on Tall Tale Radio
Tom Racine, who has been an invaluable ally on this project, interviewed me for his podcast to help raise awareness for the project. We talk about why I created the... Read more
We Need To Spread The Word!
To all of you who have backed this project, A HUGE THANK YOU!!
But, since the opening flurry of donations, things have slowed down significantly. I have posted relentlessly on... Read more
A huge Thank You!!!! to everyone who donated yesterday!!! We are over the $800 mark!!
I know weekends are slow in Kickstarter land so today would be a greatday... Read more
About the picking the artist for the rewards.....
Kickstarter lets me put together a survey after the project is fully funded but not before.
So, since there is no place to indicate your choice when you make your... Read more
A word about postage...
Thank you to our donors so far! You Rock!!
I had a lot of help putting this drive together and one of my Canadian friends suggested adding extra $ to... Read more