Join us for our first Arts Spark Discussion! Growing Your Brand will feature John McPherson. John is the cartoonist and creator of Close To Home, a single panel comic that appears in over 700 papers worldwide. He will talk about how he got his start and grew his audience to where it is today.
Date: Thursday, November 3 at 6:30pm
The evening will begin at 6:30 with networking and light hors d’oeuvres. John’s talk will begin at 7pm and will be followed by a book signing.
Cost: $15; $10 for members of Saratoga Arts, LARAC, Beekman Street, or Arts Spark; Free for students with valid ID
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About the Speaker
John McPherson is an internationally-syndicated cartoonist whose Close to Home appears in more than 700 newspapers from The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Tokyo Times, to The Hanoi Daily News. He has published over 20 book collections of his cartoons, has an award-winning line of greeting cards, a yearly block calendar, and numerous other licensed products. John is part of The HUMOR Project’s Speakers Bureau and been an active speaker for organizations, schools, associations, hospitals, and human service agencies around the country. Born and raised in Painted Post, New York (we’re not making this up), this former mechanical engineer now has over 8000 published cartoons to his credit. John has been a back-by-popular demand presenter 12 times at The HUMOR Project’s renowned annual international conference on “The Positive Power of Humor and Creativity.” At the most recent conference, John gave his highly-acclaimed presentations on “Healthy Humor” and “Drawing the Line: An Introduction to Cartooning.”