Pine Bluff natives Byron Vaughns, an Emmy Award winning cartoonist, and Hope Johnson, author of “Genealogy Jumbles,” will appear at the second annual Pop Up in the Bluff event, according to a news release.
Pop Up in the Bluff, a downtown festival is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on Second Avenue between Chestnut and Pine streets. The event will include food, vendors and music.
Both graduates of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the Vaughns and Johnson have also set up businesses at White Hall and Little Rock, according to the release.
Vaughns has drawn cartoons for the West Memphis Evening Times and The Commercial, according to the release. Currrently, Vaughns is illustrating children’s books for independent authors.
“He worked as a graphic designer at KATV Channel 7 and, eventually, became an Emmy Award winning Warner Bros. cartoon director on Steven Spielberg’s Tiny Toon Adventures,” according to the release.
Johnson has been involved in social sciences and has worked at Philander Smith College, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, according to the release.
“‘Genealogy Jumbles’ is her answer to making this subject a fun and learning experience told in her whimsical style,” according to the release.
Vaughns and Johnson will greet the general public, sign books and offer artwork for sale, according to the release.