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September 13, 2013

Cartoonists come together for benefit

NORMAN — On May 20, the city of Moore was directly hit by an EF-5 tornado. Within seconds, thousands of families’ lives were changed forever.

The situation was intensified when news outlets reported the destruction of two elementary schools and the partial collapse of a junior high school.

Immediately, discussions focused on how to best help in the recovery effort.

Jeff Kinney, award-winning author/illustrator of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, knew he needed to somehow help children and teachers regain a sense of normalcy.

He made calls to his friends and fellow book creators Dav Pilkey, of the “Captain Underpants” series, Lincoln Peirce, of the “Big Nate” series, and Stephan Pastis, of the “Timmy Failure” series, to enlist their assistance. The four banded together for a fundraiser benefiting the school libraries that were damaged or obliterated by the tornado.

“Drawn Together: Cartoonists Benefit Moore, Oklahoma School Libraries” will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Lloyd Noble Center.

Each author will discuss their inspirations and creative processes for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session. Doors will open at noon.

Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the site justsoyouknow.us/drawn-together or showclix.com/

event/3775916.

The cartoonists also will appear at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in Tulsa at the Cox Business Center.

The publishing company for each author has donated 200 autographed books to be sold at the event. Posters featuring artwork from each author also will be for sale. Autographed original pieces of artwork from each author will be raffled off in addition to other cartoonist memorabilia.

All proceeds generated will be donated to the Moore Public Schools Foundation.

The two events are sponsored by the Pioneer Library System, the Tulsa City-County Library System, TulsaKids Magazine, Universal Uclick, GoComics, The Preservation Framer, The Metropolitan Library System, Scholastic Books, Abrams Books, HarperCollins Publishers and Candlewick Press.

For more information, visit any PLS hometown library or go online to justso-youknow.us/drawntogether.

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