Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Salty 'Ham Slam!

We're on! The first official Salty 'Ham Slam is scheduled for June 28th, 2009, from 2 - 5pm. We'll have it at the Boardroom at the Levite Jewish Community Center of Birmingham. If you haven't been there, click HERE for a map. It's like the Y, except it's the J.

All members of the Salty 'Ham Cartooneestas are invited to attend. Bring your sketchbooks, recent drawings, etc., if you want to show off to your peers. Make sure you have some blank pages to draw on, if you want to sit around drawing with the rest of us.

I picture this get-together as an informal meet-and-greet. However, if you feel we have important issues to discuss, let me know, and I'll put them on the agenda. Yes, we could have an agenda! We could even form committees! But we should probably just stick to drawing cartoons and comics, I guess. Or maybe we could solve world hunger.

Snacks will be provided, in the form of . . . I don't know, cookies and sodas or something. If anybody wants to help me with this, please volunteer in the comments below, or email me. Some rooms at the J are kept totally kosher, but the Boardroom (which we'll be using) is just "kosher sensitive." This means no shellfish, and you can't mix your meat and dairy. So we should be safe with the cookie plan, if nobody brings those awful Pepperidge Farm Shrimp Twists.

When they were putting our event on the schedule, and I said it was called "The Salty 'Ham Slam," the lady said we'd better just skip the ham. No pork, you know. So she just entered it in the computer as the Salty Slam Meeting. Hence, the image above.

Let's all thank our fellow SHC Garth Potts for providing us this nice, private space, where there won't be a bunch of normal civilian-types constantly bugging us with questions. "Arre y'aaalll cawr-toooonist-ists?"

I'll send out an email or an evite or something soon, to make sure all the members hear about this. Thanks, everyone, for letting me know you want to actually come out of your houses and compare notes and such.