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Marginal Thinking Department: Lynn wins a Sergio.

We finally do get something about the latest NCS awards: Lynn boasting about getting a lifetime achievement award because she doesn't realize that they think it means that her career is over.


Last May, at the Reuben awards, Sergio Aragonés–the master of the wordless MAD “marginals” and author of “Groo“–asked if I would accept the “Sergio” award, named in his honour, from the California based Comic Art Professional Society, or CAPS for short.

I said I would be more than happy to…and I was! On November 9th, I was presented with the very funny and coveted statuette of Sergio himself, at a small banquet at the Airport Burbank Hotel.


Lynn With Sergio

Lynn With Her Partner, Paul


Sergio and Lonnie Millsap

Lynn and Sergio Again

Some of my best pals were there. Greg Evans (Luann) gave a roast of yours truly–for which I now owe him a clobbering rebuttal–and Cathy Guisewite (Cathy) made a most wonderful introduction, over which I am still feeling pretty misty-eyed.


Lynn and Greg Evans

Lynn with Sergio and Cathy Guisewite

Over the years, we syndicated cartoonists have all become family. It’s a crazy career with its ups and downs–a sort of stand-up comedy gig, but from basements and quiet studios, hidden from our audiences. We understand, respect and admire the people who share this coveted newspaper real estate. A comic strip isn’t an easy job.

While in Burbank, Paul and I had the opportunity to spend time with Cathy, which was wonderful. Now that we are retired, we can actually sit and talk about other things! We enjoyed lunch, dinner, and some lingering cups of coffee and we introduced her dog, Leo, to bacon….something for which Cathy has some regret.


Leo, Cathy’s Dog

Paul and Lynn Introduced Leo to Bacon

Lynn at Cathy’s House

We spent time with the CAPS members, some of whom work at the Disney studios. On the morning of our departure, we were treated to a tour of Disney’s products department, which works on things such as books, toys, and clothing. It’s a maze of cubicles–and in each one works a creative genius. I’m not kidding. In one fast tour, we met some of the most talented artists on earth.


The “Sergio” Itself!

After lunch at the company commissary, and a promise to come back for the animation tour, we caught our flight back to Vancouver, almost missing our boarding time. The Sergio statuette had caught the attention of the security system and had to be thoroughly inspected. The funny part was seeing the look on the guards’ faces as they found “Sergio” standing on a pedestal, holding a dripping pen. It really is a funny bronze statuette, and it’s now one of my most favourite things. What an honour. What a gift.


Observations:

1) She only likes to associate with the same group of people because she's pretty much in high school.

2) It would probably kill her to say "boyfriend" or "husband" or anything that isn't "partner."

3) That goes double for "cartoonist."

4) Laughing at customs officials seems a bit unsettling these days.
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