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2019 AAEC
Annual Convention

September 26-29, 2019
Columbus, OH

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Paul Fell
Artizans Syndicate

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Paul Fell

Paul Fell came from Massachusetts to attend college and play football in the Cornhusker state. He married a farm girl, became a Nebraskan, and never really went home again. Now he think all those Easterners are crazy... and they talk funny, too.

Fell began as a high school art teacher and coach, spent several years as an art professor at Peru (NE) State College, and was editorial cartoonist for the Lincoln (NE) Journal from 1984-92. Since then he has operated his own freelance cartoon business in Lincoln where he creates humorous illustrations for a wide variety of clients.

Fell's editorial cartoons have won a number of awards and apppear regularly in several national publications. He is in demand as a speaker and draws caricatures at conventions, trade shows and receptions. He contributes three editorial cartoons a week to the opinion page of the Lincoln Journal Star and creates a weekly cartoon for the Nebraska Press Assn. which is distributed statewide. In addition, his work appears in every issue of Huskers Illustrated magazine.

Paul Fell has also produced a number of cartoon books over the years ranging from collections about Nebraska's weather, communities, and people, to a collection of his editorial cartoons titled "Bipartison Efforts and Other Mutations".

Fell has also served for several years as a lecturer in Art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and at Peru State College and Southeast Community College in Lincoln.

Paul Fell continues to be amazed that he now gets paid for doing the very things that got him into so much trouble during his school days. He lives in Lincoln, NE, where his long-suffering wife, Arlene, continues her fruitless efforts to domesticate him.

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Description of Presentation: Due to the demands of a nameless bureaucrat, Paul was forced to give a name to the popular speech he delivers to groups of all kinds. It is titled: "Life As A Cartoonist, or, Why Don't You Get A Real Job?". This is a talk unlike any other, where you're assured that you won't learn a thing, and guaranteed that you?ll have a lot of fun! Paul discusses a day in the life of an editorial cartoonist, touching on topics like getting cartoon ideas, dealing with editors, deadlines, and irate readers. During his talk, he shows samples of his cartoons in a Powerpoint presentation, and draws famous personalities on a portable easel. The highlight of the program comes when Paul calls "volunteer" audience members on stage to pose for their caricatures.
Length of Presentation: To be arranged
Availability: Any Time
Terms: Client pays honorarium (to be determined) plus travel expenses. Check payable at time of presentation.
Setup Needs: If I am driving to a speaking engagement I bring a portable lecture easel with me. If flying to the site, the easel will be provided by the client. Will also require projector for Powerpoint slide show.
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