The first appearance of Bunny Matthews' "Vic and Nat'ly" in 1982.
New Orleans musicians will band together in September for beloved cartoonist and artist Bunny Matthews
, who announced he has brain cancer earlier this year
. Bunnyfest — slotted for 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at Tipitina's (501 Napoleon Ave.) — will feature Quintron
and Miss Pussycat
, R&B stalwarts and rock 'n' rollers King James & the Special Men
and the Lonely Loney Knights
, as well as Guitar Lightnin' Lee & his Thunder Band, O.L.D.
and the Creole String Beans.
There also will be a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Matthews — who created the bizarro Yat Honeymooners
characters Vic & Nat'ly — hilariously provoked New Orleans social scenes and the status quo. His latest exhibit The People of New Orleans from A to Z
had a well-received run at Arthur Roger Gallery.
Read Scott Jordan's 2002 Gambit interview and profile of Matthews here