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A Cartoonist in Chattanooga

BY CLAY BENNETT
@ VOL 10 ON APR 16, 2012

Clay Bennett is a political cartoonist who left Alabama for Massachusetts, only to find himself returning to his Southern roots by way of a move to Tennessee, and more specifically, Chattanooga. He tells his story in his presentation, highlighting each part with a selection of his cartoons. (in English)

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A Cartoonist's Life

BY HUGH MACLEOD
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2012

Cartoonist Hugh Macleod talks about the process of becoming a visual artist, and how cultivating an online presence can benefit aspiring artists. He talks about the evolution of his career, from his beginning, drawing on business cards in the West Willage of New York, to his current website and newsletter.

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The Awe of Awesome

BY JILL SHARGAA
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Jill Shargaa argues that the word 'awesome' is being used incorrectly. It is being used to describe things that are not awesome. The word is losing its value. Here she gives us some examples of things that are awesome and some things that are not awesome.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 16, 2013.

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Ellihue

BY ELLIOTT ASBELL
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Elliott Asbell makes the case that art that is relevant to your current events and interests produces better work for it. He also makes the case that it can be wise to keep your art, even your early stuff. Elliott shows us how his early style, from 12 years old, has refined over the years. Plus he has fun doing it.

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PKN Gothenburg Vol. 14

It's good thing PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg organizer Jesper Larsson recently upgraded to a larger venue for that city's PKNs, since Vol. 14 packed in another 500 happy attendees. Jesper had this to say: I was really excited about this one. A truly inspiring event... Around 500 people attended the latest PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg, once again arranged at Park Lane. A dynamic group of speakers presented everything from African click songs and the meaning of life to extreme martial arts and cartoons on stage. It was PechaKucha at its best! The presentations were followed by DJ Naomi Paradise. Speakers: Plastic collector Jonas Olsson, cartoonist Anders Johansson, artist Henrik Vallgren presented the action park "Bygget," Jerry Boman & Anna Flytström from The Tram Sessions, multi-talented Laurie Rosenwald, Rikard Jönsson from Spotify/PechaKucha Malmö, photographer Rune Guneriussen from Oslo, Thomas Brühl from Visit Sweden, African artist Floid Gumbo, Gustaf Josefsson spoke about the meaning of life, and Andreas Bruzelius from Fighter Magazine spoke about martial arts. Below, a few photos from PKN Gothenburg Vol. 14 taken by Albin Oskarsson. Vol. 15 is scheduled for August 12.

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A Political Cartoonist Returns to His Roots, A Group of Painters, and Amsterdam's Modern Canopy

Presentations Clay Bennett is a political cartoonist who left Alabama for Massachusetts, only to find himself returning to his Southern roots by way of a move to Tennessee, and more specifically, Chattanooga. He tells his story in his presentation (from PKN Chattanooga Vol. 10), highlighting each part with with a selection of his cartoons. Eva Štybrava is the founder of a group of painters called the Saint Thomas Five. Her presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1) offers up a selection of their works, as well as revealing their process. Posters We have three new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with the one you see above, for this month's PKN Bratislava Vol. 20. You'll also find the posters for PKN Wellington Vol. 15 and PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 6.  Photos and event news Here's a photo gallery [Facebook] for the recent PKN Moscow Vol. 21 -- above, a few shots that give a peek at what the event, held outdoors, looked like.  Next week (on September 13), PKN Amsterdam will be hosting a special event at the Stedelijk Museum, under the canopy of the new building, as pictured below. You'll find more details, as well as the full list of presenters with links, on the official event page. Calendar Here's what you'll find on the agenda for tonight (September 4): PKN Chicago Vol. 23, PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2, and PKN Cap Town Vol. 20. Tomorrow, we have PKN Roanoke Vol. 3 and PKN Trnava Vol. 5.