The Sacramento Bee has invited residents of the city to a remembrance of its late cartoonist, Rex Babin. Babin, a former president of the AAEC, died last month following a year-long battle with cancer. He was 49.
According to the Bee's editorial page editor Stuart Leavenworth, the tribute will feature among other things a silent auction of Babin's cartoons, the proceeds of which will go to a college education fund set up for his 10-year-old son, Sebastian. Joel Pett of The (Lexington, Ky.) Herald-Leader and Jack Ohman of The (Portland) Oregonian will speak at at the memorial.
Details for the gathering can be found here: http://bit.ly/IfG9pe
Pett also penned this remembrance of Babin for the Bee: http://bit.ly/Hrl1h1