December 2011

S C O T T   S T A N T I S

Tuesday, December 13, 5:30-8:30pm
The Lounge at Iwan Ries, 19 South Wabash

Cocktails at 5:30, presentation 6:00-6:30
followed by discussion and more cocktails.    
$40 includes drinks, two cigars, and sandwiches. 
Reservations are required.

Scott Stantis,
editorial cartoonist and editorial board member at the Chicago Tribune, will present a slide show of his political cartoons and talk about how they came to be, and the responses from his readers.

Scott joined the Tribune staff as editorial cartoonist in 2009, to fill the spot vacated by the late Jeff MacNelly nine years earlier.  He was previously a staff cartoonist for The Birmingham News, The Orange County Register, The Commercial Appeal, The Arizona Republic, and the Grand Rapids Press.  His work is syndicated in over 400 newspapers.

Check out his Gallery of Cartoons at the Tribune, as well as a remarkable two-minute video documentary, An Editorial Cartoon in Two Minutes.

Scott also has a weekly video piece on WGN America that is seen in over 74 million homes, and he is the creator of the internationally syndicated comic strip "Prickly City."

In other projects: he is an ordained minister who recently officiated at his son's wedding, and he and his wife of twenty years, Janien, have written a short play that is scheduled to be performed in Chicago next month.

About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at