Ohio artist to host an online cartooning demo

Ohio artist to host an online cartooning demo

Douglas Laubacher is a Northeast Ohio cartoonist and art educator.


Douglas Laubacher will lead a virtual fall-themed activity for the Massillon Museum’s October “Do the Mu!” His online cartooning demonstration with instruction will be posted on www.massillonmuseum.org, www.facebook.com/MassillonMuseum and www.youtube.com/user/MassillonMuseum/videos at noon on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The workshop will be for all ages, and the project can be completed at home with paper and basic drawing implements.

Laubacher is a Northeast Ohio cartoonist and art educator. A National Cartoonist Society member, his comic strip, “Unbound,” can be read in The Bargain Hunter newspapers. He teaches cartooning in art centers and libraries throughout the region. He teaches regularly at the Canton Museum of Art, the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts and the Beck Center for the Arts.

“I’ve wanted to be a cartoonist for as long as I can remember. I was fortunate to grow up during a time when comics were starting to be readily available in bound book collections, in some cases for the first time. Having been made to go to the library by my parents growing up, I was able to surround myself with comic strips like ‘Peanuts,’ ‘Calvin and Hobbes,’ ‘The Far Side,’ and ‘Bloom County.’ In so many ways, ‘Unbound’ is a natural culmination of that experience. Since then the popularity of the graphic novel has exploded and comics are a staple, not an afterthought, in even the most rural, remote local library,” Laubacher said.

MassMu presents “Do the Mu!” on the first Saturday of each month, offering art projects with varying themes and using an ever-changing selection of materials and techniques.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way E. in downtown Massillon. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 2-5 p.m. A visit is always free. For more information call the museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

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