John Cox -- the illustrator half of Cox & Forkum -- will be signing books and drawing caricatures this Saturday, July 23, from 3:30 to 5:00pm at the Mental Stimulation bookstore in Decatur, Georgia, a township due east of Atlanta.
You can bring your own C&F books by for John's signature, or if you buy our book Black & White World II or any other book at the store, John will draw your caricature. Here's your chance to be immortalized along with George W. Bush and John Kerry! So stop by this Saturday.
DIRECTIONS: Mental Stimulation is located at 533 West Howard Avenue in Decatur. From downtown Decatur take Commerce Drive until it deadends just south of Decatur at West Howard Avenue. Turn right, and Mental Stimulation is 1/2 mile on the right between Thinking Man's Tavern and Corps Body.
Our thanks to store owner James Silver for providing this opportunity. James is not only a dart-throwing buddy of John's, he's also author of Naked Presidents: An Alternate History. In the flyer announcing the signing, James wrote: "Yes, even though Mental Stimulation is an outpost of the Liberal Media, John is a friend of ours and we strongly beleive in freedom of expression and artistic acheivement. Come by and join the fun. ... It should be a lively afternoon!" (That's James' caricature below, not Al Franken!)
UPDATE July 24: From John: "Thanks those hearty few who braved the Atlanta traffic to come out and support our work. I got a big kick out meeting and drawing Scared Monkeys' Tom Royce (and his dad via photograph), John, Doug and the adorable Sydney (who brought her lovely parents). I hope you guys enjoy the collection as much as we enjoyed creating it."
Posted by Forkum at July 21, 2005 05:37 PM