The first event of the year for the Upstate New York Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society was a research trip to the Syracuse University Library Special Collections seminar room, where the amazing staff had arranged a jaw-dropping collection of great original art and papers from some of the legendary cartoonists whose work they have collected. We but scratched the surface on this visit, and look forward to another visit to this honey pot of inspirational  work. In this photo from our visit, I’m shown with Washington Post Group comics editor Amy Lago and NCS member Graham Nolan. The work in front of us includes an original Thomas Nast drawing.