Sunday, October 9, 2011

Salty 'Ham Slam 11 - On Reflection

Our eleventh official conventionette was totally nice.  We were at the J again, and we had a chipper group: Frank Cummings, Tim Spinosi, Ben Faucher, Richard Haigler, and Garth Potts were there.  And we welcomed first-timers Kinch Raby, II, and Andy Gray.  And there was me, Chris Garrison.

Top, left to right: Andy Gray, Richard Haigler (twice), and Benjamin Faucher.
Bottom, left to right: Kinch Raby, II; Tim Spinosi, and Frank Cummings.

I heard our fellow SHC, Kirk Creel, came down with what sounds like a bad case of the pancreatic cancer.  Yeesh!  So, instead of working on comic jams and caricatures as we sometimes do, we hatched this collaborative card for him:

Crew cut guy by Tim Spinosi; cat that ate the canary by Kinch Raby, II; afro-frog by Andy Gray; pajama kid by Frank Cummings; sickening ducky by Chris Garrison; hooka-pillar by Ben Faucher; coy bunny by Richard Haigler.

Plus, I got some cool guest art in my sketchbook:

Fruit of the Loom Apple Guy, by Kinch Raby, II

Bobblehead Spider-Man, by Ben Faucher

Left-handed '80s rocker, by Andy Gray

As usual, we snacked on Oreos, Nutter Butters, and Chips, Ahoy! cookies.  Then, Tim and Frank got into a breakdancing contest.  Frank was poppin' and lockin', but Tim started doing the hopalong worm, all around the perimeter of the boardroom, in circles.  He continued in this way for an hour and a half, until everyone conceded that he was the winner.  For those of you who missed it, you really should have been there!

All tolled, everybody had fun at the slam, and there was much camaraderie.  So join us, won't you, for the NEXT Salty 'Ham Slam! (as yet unscheduled) (official members and invited guests only, please)

Oh, and you can look back at previous slams, here:


Kirk Creel said...

Thanks for the card guys. I hope I can be up for the next get together.

Anonymous said...

Whenever I see Frank Cummings' quick pen doodles, it reminds me I want to track down his old Cracked work. Or wish that he'd do some new work in this vein (if he's got any time after working on Blondie.) I like the Al Jaffee style up-turned foot..

Best wishes to Kirk Creel, I'm sorry to hear that.

Tim R