Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cartoonist of the Month-July 2011

Wayne Campbell (1921-1996)

Teacher and cartoonist Wayne Eugene Campbell was born on April 12, 1921, in rural Benton County, Indiana, and lived much of his life in the Boswell area. He graduated from Boswell High School in 1939 and Central Normal College in Danville, Indiana, in 1943. During his four years in the U.S. Army, he contributed drawings to Yank and Stars and Stripes. In civilian life, Campbell drew cartoons for the Milwaukee Journal, but he didn't gain national exposure until 1952 when Press Features Syndicate released his comic strip, Shorty. The name was fitting, for the strip was shorter than normal and designed to meet the needs of newspapers short on newsprint. The Chicago Sun-Times syndicated a second Campbell cartoon, Oh, Teacher, beginning in 1955. It lasted until 1958. Campbell drew on his experiences as a history teacher at St. John's Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin, for both features. He held that position for thirty years and retired to his hometown, Boswell. Campbell died on May 4, 1996, in Lafayette, Indiana.

A promotional advertisement for Wayne Campbell's syndicated cartoon panel Oh, Teacher.
And an example of the cartoon itself.
Campbell used a different style for his magazine gag cartoons. Here is one from an unknown date, published in an unknown journal.
Text and captions copyright 2011 Terence E. Hanley

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hoosier Cartoonists Today

Dave Sattler

Dave Sattler is a newspaper cartoonist, illustrator, author, speaker, and long-time resident of the Lafayette, Indiana, area. He started cartooning for the Lafayette Courier and Journal in 1969. According to his website, he's still at it. You can read more about him and his see his work at his website, Dave Sattler Cartoons, here.

Copyright 2011 Terence E. Hanley

Hoosier Cartoonists Today

Dee Bonner

Dennis J. "Dee" Bonner drew cartoons for the Shelbyville News for thirty years, retiring in 2008. Now his career has taken a new turn on the Internet. Mr. Bonner has his own website with more features than you can shake a stick at. It includes his own cartoons, cartoons submitted by readers, political commentary and more. You can read and see it all at Dee by following this link.

Copyright 2011 Terence E. Hanley

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hoosier Cartoonists Today

David Sowards

David Sowards is the creator of Wild Life Cartoons, "The Comic Strip with the Most Jokes," featured on his own blog, Wild Life Cartoons at:

A native of Ohio, David has lived most of his life in Indiana where he has become a mostly self-taught cartoonist as well as a writer of novels, short stories, songs, and jokes. His work has been published in The Indiana Daily Student, Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Foliate Oak, Down in the Dirt, Creative with Words, UAW Newsletter, Fort Wayne Reader, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Victory Herald, South Side Times, London Free Press, and several online publications. David is always looking for opportunities to collaborate with other cartoonists and to contribute to publications. He has several blogs. If you find one, you have found them all, but you might want to start with Wildlife Cartoons.

Thanks to David Sowards for information he provided for this posting.
Copyright 2011 Terence E. Hanley

In the News-Peter Manges

Fort Wayne High School Student Wins Multiple Awards for His Cartooning and Illustration

Peter Manges, a student at R. Nelson Snider High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, recently brought home multiple awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's annual awards competition. Mr. Manges won first-place awards for art/illustration, cartoon portfolio of work, and comic/cartoons. He also picked up a second place award for illustration portfolio of work. Added to those awards, Mr. Manges won first place in the National Scholastic Press Association's cartooning contest and an award of excellence for column/commentary in the Ball State University High School Journalism Contest. Although he is still in school, you can't call Peter Manges an up-and-coming cartoonist. He's actually an already-here cartoonist. You can check out his work on his website (link below).

You can read more about Peter Manges and his award-winning in articles posted on the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette's website:

Look for Peter Manges' website, "Peter Manges Dot Com," here.

Copyright 2011 Terence E. Hanley