My Life As A Cartoonist's Daughter!

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Join Carefree artist Virginia Brooks as she describes her hilarious upbringing as a cartoonist’s kid in Westport, CT in the 50’s and 60’s. “It was an unusual upbringing. Every cartoonist I ever met was a little bit Crazy. We were the kids of the Funny Families. The Blondies, The Popeyes, the Orphan Annies…and in my case, The Jackson Twins."

This was the Golden Era of cartooning. The cartoonists thrived on humor and were constantly trying to out-do each other. When a cover artist for the Saturday Evening Post couldn’t afford a model, he asked Virginia's father to pose. She was allowed to stay home from school to watch her Dad being painted as a husband with a backed-up kitchen sink. Virginia's father made the cover of The Saturday Evening Post as Mr. Fixit, January 14, 1956. And the yearly National Cartoonist Society meetings were events Virginia begged to attend. That’s where she met Salvador Dali, with his ocelot on a leash!

If you like laughing come be a part of the fun. And enjoy the memorabilia Virginia will bring with her.

Registration requested but not required.  Register at or call the Library at 480-488-2286.

Cost: Free



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