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Thursday, March 10, 2011

PCS Mardi Gras 2011

Chris DeRose, Sam Heimer, James PointDuJour (a rowdy bunch)

Members of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society bro'd down at Jeffro's apartment the Saturday before Fat Tuesday 2011 for a Pre-Mardi Gras celebration. It was the first time in a while that so many members got together in such a big group. There must have been over 25 people crammed into this tiny one-bedroom apartment at one point. It was also coincidentally James PointDuJour's birthday. Everyone seemed to have a great night, drank, listened to New Orleans music, ate some good food and talked trash on each other like the old days. Sadly, there wasn't enough room to pick up a pencil and draw.

PCS Members in attendance included: Chris "Patch" Patchell, Andrew Hart, Andy Hoffman, Kyle Margiotta, Christine Larsen, Dave Perillo, Scott Derby, Sam Heimer, James Heimer, Paul Palcko, Concetta Barbera, Tim Durning, Chris DeRose, Rich Marcej, Chris Webb, Melissa Lomax, James PointDuJour and several other friends, wives, and partners.

It is my hope that gatherings like this can re-invigorate the crew. The next time we get together like this, hopefully it will be at a place with big drawing tables. It's good to know that the PCS is alive and well (and not only banded through the internet).

Scott Derby, Jeffro Kilpatrick, Chris DeRose, Dave Perillo
photos taken on Iphone by Emily Calvanese