P.S Mueller on Bernie Schoenbaum; Booth's NCS Lifetime Achievement Award
One of the great pleasures of producing Ink Spill is the correspondence I receive from other cartoonists. Today I received this note from P.S. Mueller regarding the passing of Bernie Schoenbaum. I'm grateful to Pete for allowing me to post it:
During occasional visits to New York in the mid and late 90s, I had the opportunity to run wild in Manhattan along with Sam [Gross], Sidney [Harris], Nick Downes and Bernie. He was a truly gentle and decent soul who, like a lot of those older guys, always seemed genuinely delighted to meet any cartoonist and talk shop. Sparky Schulz and John Kane were like that -- unguarded and appreciative. Bernie's pure enthusiasm for cartoons and cartoonists was a rare and special thing, especially for an out-of-towner like me. I didn't have the chance to know Bernie well, though it was plenty easy enough to love the guy right off the bat.
-- P.S. Mueller, May 30, 2010
From The Washington Post's Comic Riffs, May 30, 2010, "Reubens: History, 'Bizarro' top the marquee at cartooning's Oscar" (with George Booth content): voices.washingtonpost.com/comic-riffs/2010/05/reubens_history_bizarro_top_th.html