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April 16, 2012
Rex Babin tribute section available at The Bee

More than 500 people shared in the life, wit and wisdom of Rex Babin on a glorious Sunday afternoon in the Constitutional Wall Courtyard between the Secretary of State's office and the California Museum.They were treated to a creative and poignant multimedia presentation hosted by The Bee's Editorial Page Editor Stuart Leavenworth.On hand to celebrate the life of their friend and colleague were fellow cartoonists Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Jack Ohman of the Portland Oregonian.

Proceeds from the gathering - which included a silent auction, a special 48-page tribute section of Babin's best-known cartoons and a commemorative bookmark - will go directly to the "Sebastian Babin Education Fund." The fund was set up for Rex and Kathleen Babin's 10-year-old son after the death of his father on March 30.

If you were unable to attend Sunday's gathering but would like a special section or a bookmark, they are now available at The Bee's front counter, 2100 Q St., during regular business hours - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Suggested donation for each item is $5. If you have any questions, call 321-1024 or email pdinsmore@sacbee.com

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April 12, 2012
Join us in "Remembering Rex"

Fans and friends are invited to a special Sunday event, "Remembering Rex" - a celebration of the life, wit and wisdom of The Bee's editorial cartoonist Rex Babin who passed away on March 30.

Bee staff has been working tirelessly to put together a fitting public tribute to Rex, whose cartoons graced the editorial pages of The Bee for 13 years. Sunday's event will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Constitutional Wall Courtyard - between the Secretary of State's office and the California Museum - at 10th and O streets.

Admission is free and will feature a multimedia presentation in the museum's auditorium. On hand will be friends and fellow cartoonists Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Jack Ohman of the Oregonian in Portland. They will be joined by Editorial Page Editor Stuart Leavenworth.

More than 25 cartoons will be on display as well as a "Silent Auction" where you can bid on some of Babin's best work. The staff also created a commemorative section that will be available along with a bookmark.

All proceeds will benefit the "Sebastian Babin Education Fund."

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