December 2011 Wayzgoose Gazette

Wayzgoose Gazette - December 2011 - No. 44 | International Printing MuseumThe Museum’s historical collection provided an eerie backdrop to the wonderful performance. On Kids Krazy Krafts Day, another IPM first, the Museum had about 75 guests of all ages, lots of families and plenty of kids who left the Museum with really big smiles on their faces! During the day there were hours of fun to be had with tours, printing stations, papermaking and cartooning. Phil gets extra kudos for pushing to make this day a reality, coming up with the idea and then creating the iconic cartoon characters he drew to promote and define the day, and then making the cartooning room (located in our Theatre) such a magical place. The magic was seeing both kids and adults who never thought they could draw—like our own wood type expert Jim Thompson—drawing inventive and lively eyes, noses and mouths, combining them into fantastic cartoons that now decorate the theatre walls on the cartoon banner. Cartooning was a great new addition to the Museum repertoire of experiences, and one that we are sure to enjoy again next year.