San Bernardino, CA, July 15-16, 2006
Phil Yeh and German cartoonist Klaus Leven, creator of Joey and Gonz, along with Simpsons' artist Phil Ortiz; Tony Hawk and No Fear artist Matt Lorentz and other creative souls joined forces to mount a literacy event and mural painting at the San Bernardino Public Library in CA. Hundreds of participants showed up to paint, collect autographs from the artists and listen to the bands. Mayor of San Bernardino Mr. Patrick Morris himself painted a red corvette cartoon on the city vehicles at the event.
Muscatine, Iowa, July 11, 2006
"Parents and children enjoyed a good laugh Tuesday at the Musser Public Library thanks to the humorous perspective of cartoonist Phil Yeh. He was hilarious, said Cathy Marston, a Muscatine County resident. And he was also educational and fun." Read the full article from the Muscatine Journal about this event here.
Wednesday, October 1, 2003
Meg Clancy of the New England office of Cartoonists Across America and Phil Yeh painted another mural for the teens of South Hadley Public Library in western Massachusetts. A second mural was created for display at the 3rd annual National Book Festival in Washington DC later that week.
Thursday, October 2, 2003
Phil and Mike Wolf (who handles the NYC office for Cartoonists Across America) painted another mural at the beautiful Newark Public Library in downtown Newark, New Jersey. This is one of our favorite libraries and Irene Daniels of the Newark Literacy Campaign helped make this another success for the students in the community.
Saturday, October 4, 2003
3rd Annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. with special guests Brenda and Keith Murphy. Brenda aka the Candy Queen brought her Mexican pyramid for display and more than 75,000 people came by and enjoyed some free candy courtesy of M&M Mars. We also gave away bookmarks and comics making this one of the great events of the year. Jill and Glen Engel-Cox from the Washington, DC office of CAA made this event another success. We always love working in this area and seeing old and new friends.
Sunday, October 5, 2003
The next day, Phil painted another mural at the Camp Hill Shopping Mall in Camp Hill, PA near Harrisburg.
Saturday, October 18, 2003
Phil flew to Houston for a really fun event at the Almeda Mall in one of America's biggest cities. The new bilingual books were a huge hit and we are planning a lot more work in the state of Texas in 2004.
Friday-Saturday, October 24-25, 2003
Phil is painting a mural at the Second Annual Vegas Valley Book Festival - special guest artist Mike Wolf is flying in from New York City to help in the fun. Everyone is invited to participate. Information about the mural painting activity can be found here.
Friday-Sunday, October 31-November 2, 2003
Las Vegas Comic Convention at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center is where Cartoonists Across America is painting a huge mural promoting literacy and the arts. Now more than ever we are proving how successful comics can be in getting our students to read. With our new bilingual series we are creating more interest than ever for our work.
Saturday-Sunday, November 8-9, 2003
super*MARKET, the Independent Comic Arts Festival at UCLA (Ackerman Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor of Ackerman Union. 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles). Details of the program are below and can also be found here.
SATURDAY -- 1:30-2:30PM, State Room A Level: Cartoon Fun with Phil Yeh
Kids! Have you ever wanted to make your very own comic strip story? Now's the time! Our friend Phil Yeh, who draws Winged Tiger Comics & Stories, goes to schools all over the country helping children release their imagination through comic art. His seminars, known to keep an auditorium full of elementary school kids rapt, are a treat. Parents, we ask that you accompany small children to this hands-on workshop.
SUNDAY -- 1:30-2:30PM, State Room A Level: Bilingual Literacy through Comics
Cartoonist Phil Yeh has already blazed a trail using comics as a springboard to youth literacy and creativity, now he's preparing to launch a new line of work in English/Spanish, /Chinese, and /German, to name a few. This brings the quest for literacy to a new level and potentially opens up brand new international markets for alternative comics. Come hear all about it.
Wednesday-Sunday, November 19-23, 2003
Phil is one of the special guests along with Sergio Aragones, Stan Sakai and Dave Thorne at the first Utopia Comic Book Convention in Mexico City. We always love coming to Mexico where we have built up a solid fan base over the last decade. Now with our new bilingual series of comics, we know that our audience will continue to grow throughout Spanish speaking countries. More than 400 million people speak Spanish as their first language! Patrick Rabbit Goes to Spain (Patrick Rabbit #14) will debut a this event. It's a special 48 page issue continuing Patrick's adventures throughout the world.
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Phil will appear in Illinois for a school event. More details to come.
Friday, December 12, 2003
Phil is in Iowa for another school assembly in Perry. We are hoping to set up some more school and library events in the midwest this month. Please give us a call.
Friday, January 16, 2004
School assembly in Alhambra, California. More details to come.
Saturday, January 17, 2004
Fallbrook, California: Mural painting and art show for the 3rd Annual "Shining a Light: A Celebration of Dyslexic Artists".