Local cartoonists to meet at Carmine’s, give us a reason to laugh about 2011

The year 2011 was packed with drama and intrigue, but it had its lighter moments, too, and many of them came courtesy of cartoonists R.J. Matson and Dan Martin of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Glenn McCoy of the Belleville News Democrat.

For its January luncheon meeting, the St. Louis chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites you to take a look back at 2011 through the art, talent and witty commentary of these three splendid journalists. Matson, Martin and McCoy will be on hand to narrate a slide show featuring their works and discuss with the luncheon audience what inspired their finest creations.

SPJ’s second annual cartoon year in review and lunch is set for noon Wednesday, Jan. 25, at our new meeting place: Carmine’s Steak House, 20 S. Fourth Street, a block south of the Old Courthouse, in downtown St. Louis. The cost is $12 for SPJ members and $15 for others, which includes coffee and tip. (SPJ can accept only cash and checks.)

Parking is free along the side of the building and in Carmine’s underground garage.

As a bonus, we’ll be raffling off a couple of works by the cartoonists at the luncheon. And we’ll have our sale of new and used books to browse afterward.

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