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Events: Cartoonapalooza 11, February 24th, 7pm, Anza Club, Vancouver (fundraiser for Karen Rasi)

Karen Rasi is a colour stylist who worked at Studio B around the same time I did many, many years ago. I was recently contacted by Trevor Bentley, of Atomic Cartoons in Vancouver, who informed that about 3 weeks ago she had a stroke. She is out of the hospital and has since been moved for Physio, but, from what he says, it will be a long road back.

To help Karen out and to give the local animation community an opportunity to show some support and to raise a few bucks for Karen Atomic Cartoons is putting on the 11th Cartoonapalooza. All proceeds will go to Karen. In addition, the guys at Atomic are going to match all money raised at the event.

The event is February 24th at 7pm. It takes place at the ANZA Club. We’ve also put up some info on the Atomic fb site:!/pages/Atomic-Cartoons-Inc/160031297375625<{f2e86ea6af82e2bb048871abf045622abf0ed27fb513932dc1ee8c05a54cbefd}21/pages/Atomic-Cartoons-Inc/160031297375625>

I’ve heard good things about the Cartoonapalooza events of the past, sounds like a good time, and a great way to help someone out.

Good luck with the fundraising!



  1. Melanie Scott Melanie Scott February 17, 2011

    Hello: I am a friend of Karen’s from long, long ago. I just sent a friend request to her on FB, then decided to try to find out what she’s been up to. I’m so concerned to hear she had a stroke. I’d like to make a small contribution to her fund – have you set up a bank account for receipt of donations? Please let me know. If you’re able to visit her, would you mind giving her a hug from a voice from the past? Many thanks.

    • Mike Valiquette Mike Valiquette Post author | February 17, 2011

      Hi Melanie,
      Your generosity is much appreciated. I’d suggest that your best route is through the guys at Atomic. Try contacting Trevor Bentley, I’m sure he can help you out.

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