‘Improv Cartooning’ at Art Hop Fundraiser

Not since Barnum first unveiled his geeks has there been a sideshow with quite the same oddball curiosity factor and heart-wrenching pathos as the one that will be on display at the Enjoy magazine offices tonight.

Witness for yourselves, ladies and germs, the world’s first and only gnomelike “improv cartoonist” ply his trade in exchange for your kind contribution to the Good News Rescue Mission.

Here’s how it works: you plunk down $10 worth of groceries or the monetary equivalent and I, your humble ‘toonist, will take your random suggestion and turn it into a stunningly hilarious black and white cartoon! OK, maybe not, “stunningly hilarious,” but for sure they’ll be black and white. You get to keep the drawing (but not the donation) to utilize in any manner you see fit. Stuffing them back down the cartoonist’s pants will not get you a refund so you might as well leave me and my pants alone (a prudent philosophy under any circumstances).

So, I hope you’ll stop by Enjoy magazine, 1905 Park Marina Drive between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight and watch the “flop sweat” form on my prominent, simian-like brow. Hey, that’s worth the price of admission right there.


Phil Fountain

Phil Fountain is a pseudonym for ANC’s prodigal cartoonist, Philbert Phountain, who has recently returned from a working hiatus where he served as the lead fact-checker for George Santos. He lives in Shasta County with his long-suffering wife, Christine, as well as a variety of layabouts and urchins who claim to be his progeny … including three grandchildren. He busies himself with his crayons and obsessing over the fate of his favorite baseball team while a small dog sleeps under his desk. He’s actually not such a bad guy as evidenced by the fact the dog rarely bites him anymore. Look for his crudely rendered drawings in future posts on A News Café.

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