A "celebration of life" will be held for Bee editorial cartoonist Rex Babin, who died March 30 after a year-long struggle with cancer. He was 49.
The public is invited to join family, friends and colleagues from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 at the Constitutional Wall Courtyard between the California Museum and the secretary of state's office at 1020 O St. in Sacramento.
The event, hosted by The Bee, will feature a multimedia program, including a 12-minute video that Mr. Babin and a colleague produced for the Sacramento Film Festival.
Speakers will include fellow newspaper cartoonists Joel Pett of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader and Jack Ohman of the Portland Oregonian.
The event is free and open to the public. Visitors can enter through the courtyard gate on O Street. Free parking is available at 10th and O streets.
Mr. Babin, who came to The Bee in 1999, leaves behind his wife, Kathleen, and their 10-year-old son, Sebastian.
The Bee has set up a fund for Sebastian. Donations will be accepted at the event, and also can be made directly to the "Sebastian Babin Educational Fund" at any Bank of America branch. Checks should be made payable to the "Sebastian Babin Educational Fund."
Bee metro staff