- May

NCSFest, Thurs. 5/16- Sun. 5/19

May 16th - May 19th • (All day) • Huntington Beach

NCSFest is the largest comic artist & cartoonist event in the US. (NCS = National Cartoonist Society)

Hundreds of cartoonists and comic artists from around the world will be displaying their work, teaching free workshops and more.

The Chuck Jones gallery (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc.) will have an “Artists Alley”, where they’ll be teaching kids how to draw comic strips and there will be many additional family events on the street and at the Main Street Library and Arts Center!

Students from OCSA (Orange County School of the Arts) will be drawing California’s largest comic strip and performing a “Walking Dead Zombie Walk” with Walking Dead Comic Book artist Charlie Adlard. And throughout Huntington Beach, 55 local businesses will be decorated with comic art in their windows, for a huge “Comic Windows Trail.”

The majority of events are FREE, but there are some ticketed events.

More details below and if you have any questions, please let me know.

What: NCSFest (National Cartoonists Society Festival)

When: Thursday, May 16 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

Where: Huntington Beach: Main Street, The Pier, 5th & PCH, The Library, The Arts Center, Hilton Hotel

Note: Main Street & 5th & PCH will be closed to traffic on the 18th & 19th for exhibits, workshops, crafts, and more!

Celebrating Popeye’s 90th Birthday with exhibits and panels!
Crafts and an “Artists Alley” – featuring art from the Chuck Jones Gallery

The Pier will have California’s “Longest Comic Strip”! (Students from Orange County School of the Arts are designing)

About: Hundreds of the world’s most celebrated cartoonists and comic artists will participate in seminars, exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and signing sessions, the vast majority of which will be free to the public.

Link to ALL Programs:

Link to ALL cartoonists/comic artists:

Link to Press Release with ArtWork

Some of the artists and cartoonists confirmed include:

· Charlie Adlard – The Walking Dead

· Daniel Clowes – Ghost World

· Sergio Aragonés, Tom Richmond, Luke McGarry – Mad Magazine

· Cathy Guisewite – Cathy

· Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez – Love and Rockets

· Patrick McDonnell – Mutts

· Pénélope Bagieu – Brazen

· Robb Armstrong – JumpStart

· Bill Morrison – The Simpsons

· David Silverman – Director of The Simpsons Movie and co-Director of Monsters, Inc.

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