As stated in the description below: "A well-known vegan and animal rights activist, Piraro was awarded the Humane Society's "Genesis Award for Outstanding Cartoonist" in 2002, 2003, and 2005." So let's go see him this Saturday! We could even go to Sizzle Pie before and walk up, or go some place after. I may add that as a separate event page if there is interest. Let's see some comments people. Who's in?
From the Facebook event page @ https://www.facebook.com/events/152526034874399/:
After 25 years at the drafting table, acclaimed cartoonist Dan Piraro, creator of Bizarro, has just drawn his 10,000th cartoon and is going on tour.
Only $7 entry into Comics Fest and this gets you into the show:
A link to the poster BIG! http://tinyurl.com/78nud54
I'll be selling and signing this poster (and my books) for YOU after the show, from 4pm to 5pm!
Piraro, also a stand-up comedian and musician, has a one-man comedy show and has performed in a number of cities around the country, including Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Washington D.C., and New York. His show's run in the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival was voted "Best Solo Show", and the New York Times called it "...a shrewd tour of a cartoonist's imagination" and "...wildly applauded."
Bizarro appears daily in several hundred newspapers across North American and internationally, and has won an unprecedented three consecutive "Best Cartoon Panel of the Year" awards from the National Cartoonists Society. For the years 2002 through 2008, Piraro was nominated for its highest award, "Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year," and received it for the year 2009.
A well-known vegan and animal rights activist, Piraro was awarded the Humane Society's "Genesis Award for Outstanding Cartoonist" in 2002, 2003, and 2005.
Last Gasp Comics has just released "Bizarro Heroes," a collection of Piraro's super hero-themed spoofs from the past 25 years of Bizarro.
Iphone app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bizarro/id352721818?mt=8