Cartoonists and authors you may be wild about will converge at the Schulz Museum Saturday, Dec. 9 for “Drawing Strength,” a conversation and book-signing to benefit fire-relief efforts.

Be there to hear and speak with three local literary stars:

• Stephan Pastis, creator of the wildly popular “Pearls Before Swine” comic strip and “Timmy Failure” children’s books.

• Graphic novelist and science writer Brian Fies, whose “Mom’s Cancer” won an Eisner Award and who responded to the loss of his family’s home to the Tubbs inferno with a raw and compelling comic narrative, “A Fire Story.”

• Comic fantasy author Christopher Moore, whose prolific works include “The Serpent of Venice,” “Fool,” “Lamb” and “Sacré Bleu,” and whom Carl Hiassen called “a very sick man, in the very best sense of that word.”

Tickets are at

I get to moderate the 6 p.m. conversation with Pastis, Fies and Moore. Afterward will be a reception and a signing and draw-a-thon by that trio and also Dave Eggers, Raina Telgemeier and Judd Winick.