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What a Hoot! It’s a Mike Peters Celebration

Hi, Everyone,
    The Great Lakes Chapter is hosting a November 12, 2016 private dinner for the renowned Mike Peters, his family and associates!  Is Mike Peters is one of the most fun and entertaining cartoonists on the planet?  Lots of folks think so.  The dinner (see attachment) we are hosting is in conjunction with other special happenings at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum on Saturday, November 12, 2016 and you won't want to miss any of then.  Fun, fun, fun!
    We can accept a limited number of reservations, so it's "first come, first served".  Some spots are automatically taken, so let me know soon.  Deadline is November 9 or when we reach the Traditions Room fire-laws capacity!
    Questions?  Call or email me (but not on October 14 through 16 with any questions).

What a Hoot! It’s a Mike Peters Celebration
… and you’re invited

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Join us at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, November 12th for the opening celebration of What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective curated by Lucy Caswell.  
The following events at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) are free and open to the public – no RSVP required:
3:00-4:00 pm – Galleries: Curator’s Tour with Mike Peters and Lucy Caswell
4:00-5:30 pm – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall: Mike Peters Chalk-Talk
5:30-7:00 pm – Atrium: Catered reception for What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective
 At 7pm, immediately following the reception, the Great Lakes Chapter of the National Cartoonist Society invites you to a special private dinner to celebrate the exhibit and the man himself! (RSVP required)
 Dinner will be held at the Ohio Union’s Ohio States Traditions Room (located just a short walk south of The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum). There will be a delicious dinner buffet (incl. vegetarian options), cash bar, door prizes, and more!

To sign up for the dinner, please send a $25 check made out to Great Lakes Chapter NCS to: Polly Keener, 400 W. Fairlawn Blvd., Akron, OH 44313. Be sure to include your name and contact information, as well the names of others in your party. 
RSVP by November 9th – Your payment serves as your reservation!
Seating is limited and first-come-first serve! 
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About the exhibit:
What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective will examine the life and work of Mike Peters, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the King Features comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. For almost fifty years, Peters’ cartoons have amused, informed and entertained his readers. This exhibition will also include rare student work as well as early cartoons produced while Peters was in the U.S. Army. Through the thematic organization of original examples of both editorial cartoons and Mother Goose and Grimm, exhibit visitors will learn about Peters’ world view as well as his sense of humor.
Curated by Lucy Shelton Caswell 
 About the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum:  
The BICLM is one of The Ohio State University Libraries’ special collections. Its primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to the collections. The library reading room is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.  See ;for further information.


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