If you’re in Seattle and you’d enjoy having dinner this Saturday (May 1) with a bunch of wacky cartoonists, then join me at the Cartoonists Northwest Annual Toonie Awards banquet. The big event is at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union. Cocktails at 6pm and dinner at 7 p.m.

Highlights of the evening include: music by the highly amusing Martin Brothers; presentation of the “Golden Toonie” to the “Cartoonists of the Year”; guest speaker Mark Rahner creator/writer of Rotten; an art auction; and the fabulous Creative Clay Contest.

Cost for dinner: Salmon ($50), Chicken ($45) or Pasta ($40) and there’s a $5 discount if you order two dinners. Walk-ins accepted. Suggested attire: occasional ties & jackets are seen, but it’s mostly “casual nice.”