Call for Artists from cartoonist Scott Shaw for “Movie Magic”-themed 19th Annual Pediatric Picnic, June 3, 2017

Message from cartoonist Scott Shaw:
Every year I round up volunteers for the City of Hope event and we can use a few sturdy cartoonist-types. Thanks! — SS!
HELP! I still need about a dozen professional cartoonists (and support workers) to volunteer for an extremely worthwhile charity event, the 19th Annual Pediatric Picnic for the City Of Hope on Saturday, June 3, from 9 am to 4 pm in Duarte, California. We will be drawing cartoons for the young cancer patients of the City of Hope Hospital and their families.
I really hope that many of you can step up to help again. We need at least thirty volunteers to handle the somewhat grueling demand of drawing requests for children who ask for sketches of everything from Hello Kitty to Wolverine, in every style from classic Disney to dynamic superheroes to manga and animé. Therefore, we need experienced professional cartoonists who are kid-friendly, patient and creatively flexible. We especially love having a diverse crew; children always respond better when they meet people who they resemble in some specific way. Drawing supplies and good food will be provided. You’ll be working hard for six hours (the first hour’s for set-up) with bathroom breaks, of course.
I guarantee that you’ll have a great time drawing for an appreciative audience of sick kids who can really use a little fun to brighten up their lives. It’s likely that you may inspire a few kiddos to aspire to be cartoonists themselves. This event is for these young patients and their families only so it’s required that you leave your families at home.
If you’re interested in joining us, please send me an email to
Thank you!



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