The 4th Annual Cartoon Days of Christmas (TCDC) at www.the-cartoonist.com
December 15th, 2006 - January 5th, 2007
Several cartoonists from around the country and world will participate in the 4rd Annual On-line The Cartoon Days of Christmas (TCDC). This year's TCDC will begin on December 15th and run through January 5th at www.the-cartoonist.com.
Each cartoonist will have a web page featuring two or more cartoons on the theme of humor in the Christmas season. It will be G-rated fun for the whole family and help to keep the hustle and bustle of the holidays in perspective.
This year's cartoonists are, in alphabetical order, are Sean Boley, Rich Diesslin, Dale Hunt, Kevin Edler, Al Margolis, Larry Miller, Ira Monroe and Lan Hoang Vu (a.k.a. VAL). They hale from all around the country. Internationally we can claim VAL, now residing in the US but originally from Vietnam and currently providing editorial cartoons for both audiences. In past years we've included cartoonists from Canada, Sweden and England to the list - some of which may yet join us again this year.
Lan Hoang Vu (a.k.a. VAL) was born and grew up in Vung Tau, Vietnam. VAL began creating political cartoons since 1987 by drawing syndicated cartoons for various newspapers and magazines nationwide in Vietnam. VAL came to the USA in 1991 at which time he stopped drawing cartoons and began a career as a graphic designer. Ten years later, however, because of the tremendous impact the September 11th Terrorist Attacks in America had on his psyche, VAL immediately picked up his pens and started to draw political cartoons again.
A graduate from the prestigious National University of Fine Art in Saigon, and from California State University in Long Beach, VAL is currently working as an Art Director at VAL Designs (www.valdesigns.com), a full service design firm based in Orange County, and stays abreast of international news by drawing daily cartoons for various publications including Viet Bao Daily News, Nguoi Viet Daily News, Viet Weekly... VAL's cartoons, usually with minimal wordings, convey multi-level of meanings depending on the perception of individual audience. His cartoons focus mostly on political events, ranging from international matters to local Vietnamese community issues.
VAL's cartoons are displayed and collected in many websites, museums, galleries, and private collections including The Peace Museum (Chicago, USA), BC Space Gallery (Laguna Beach, California, USA), Collection of Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago City (USA), Collection of Ms. Kim Phuc - "The Girl in the Picture" - from Kim Foundation (USA), Cartoon Museum of East Europe (Ploiesti, Romania), Collection of Scientist Colin Pillinger, Head of Planetary and Space Sciences, Open University (UK), just to name a few. VAL has also been working with The New York Times Syndicate. A complete collection of VAL's cartoon works can be viewed at www.vietbao.com.
So while you are surfing the web catch a lot of laughs at TCDC - brought to you by a bunch of crazy cartoonists! Further information is available upon request, including interviews and graphics as needed. Contact Information: Rich Diesslin, 1366 Town Hall Rd., Dayton Ohio 45432, 937-429-0139, email@example.com, or VAL at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!