Just a note that I've signed up to be a "Cartoonist in Residence" at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., on January 9, 2010.
Every second Saturday of the month, the museum has a writer/artist set up shop in a little classroom upstairs so that anyone who wants to can drop by and poke a real live cartoonist with a pointy stick. As a member of the museum since it opened, I've visited some Cartoonists in Residence myself (Jimmy Gownley, Shannon Garrity, a few others) and found the events to be agreeably low-key, with small numbers of people wandering in and out while the cartoonist pretends to work. You talk to nice people, show off some original art, draw some sketches, maybe sell a couple of books. It's cool to be asked and it should be fun.
Mark your calendar! I know I will--sometime in late December when I buy a new one. (Will a Post-It note stick to the side of my monitor for five months? Let's find out!)