|WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND CHESTERFIELD|
Local cartoon exhibition worth 1,000 words
BY TALISHA WILLIAMS
Illustrations can be elaborate and meticulously
created and say nothing, or they can be stick figures offering some of
the sharpest commentary on today. An exhibition of cartoons running until
Aug. 23 at the Chester Public Library at 11801 Centre St. in Chester highlights
the power and possibilities of drawing.
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about half were published last summer in "The Village News," based
on ideas suggested to us by the publisher, Mark Fausz. The other black and
white works were created in recent weeks just for the exhibition,"
Bromley said the show is balanced with drawings for all ages. It includes the famous "Everyone Likes Pizza" comic for younger children, "The Quiet Guy" for teenagers and "Clyde Clydebagger" for adults.
In the Pizza Delivery Guy material, the bright colors appeal to the kids and the adults get the humor.The humor is more sophisticated, Bowles said.
Bowles created "Mitch, the Pizza Delivery Guy" character in his own likeness from his days as a college kid at Virginia Commonwealth University, hair and all.
"The pizza character 'Mitch,' I see him being very popular," Bowles said. "I think through him we can create other characters, I think he could really go somewhere."
ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF DAVID BROMLEY
A new exhibition being held at the Chester Public Library until Aug. 23 illustrates the full range of cartoons. Silly or poignant, sometimes both, the cartoons of David Bromley and Phillip Bowles make up the show "Cartoons with an Opinion." In this previously unpublished cartoon, the character "Clyde Clydebagger" makes an appearance.
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