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National Cartoon Festival Heads to HB May 17-19
posted on 01/15/2019.

Save the Date: May 17-19 as HB will host the inaugural National Cartoonists Society (NCS) NCSFest, a celebration of comics and cartoon art from all over the world.

Hundreds of the world’s most celebrated creators are expected to attend the three-day event, participating in seminars, exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and signing sessions, the vast majority of which will be FREE to the public. Downtown Huntington Beach will be the setting, with all events staged beachside, on the iconic pier, at the city’s Arts Center and library and in local hotels and businesses, all within easy walking distance. More info at

The second wave of special guests has been confirmed for NCSFest! 10 comic art superstars:

Charlie Adlard of “The Walking Dead”
Cartooning legend Sergio Aragones
MAD Magazine head honcho Bill Morrison
“Cathy” creator Cathy Guisewite
“The Simpsons” director David Silverman
“La Cucuracha” creator Lalo Alcaraz
“Ballard Street” creator Jerry Van Amerongen
Jim BorgmanJerry Scott and Rick Kirkman – the men behind “Zits” and “Baby Blues”

Joining previously announced stars:

“Ghost World” creator Daniel Clowes
“Brazen” creator Pénélope Bagieu
“Mutts” creator Patrick McDonnell
Luke McGarry of MAD Magazine, Festival Supreme & “Sad Chewie” fame
“Criminal” team Sean Phillips and Ed Brubaker
MAD Magazine great Tom Richmond
“Love and Rockets” brothers Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez
French superstar artist Lewis Trondheim

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