Donnie Pitchford will be honored on Friday, February 16 at The Esquire Theater in Carthage, TX as part of the Carthage Main Street 2024 Arts Walk of Fame Induction.
Pitchford says, ” I am blessed and honored to be part of the Carthage, Texas Main Street Arts Walk of Fame being held in two weeks (February 16)! I hope to see family, friends, former students, church family, etc. there!”
Francisco Riojas is the creator of The Maizanos and The Paisanos. From an early age, Francisco would gravitate towards the comics section of the San Antonio Express News that his grandfather would provide on a weekly basis. Frequently spending time at the local public library and escaping into published collections of Garfield, The Far Side, Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbs, Where’s Waldo and many more, Francisco was inspired to pick up drawing and dream to one day be amongst the great creators that he has admired since childhood.
The comic strip of The Maizanos is based on a family of tamales that reflect the experiences of life as Mexican Americans along the southern border. The Paisanos is a series inspired by current events related to immigration and the politics that surround it.
Alejandro is our newest member from Mexico, and currently living in McCallen, Texas. He has a long and brilliant history as an internationally published cartoonist . Check out Alejandro’s page to see some of the major projects he has completed. We’re excited to have him associated with Texas Cartoonists!
You will love visiting Jesse’s page, looking at his delightful art, and reading about his interview with GoComics. Jesse is a musician, an astronomer as well as a cartoonist, and a family man who gets much of his inspiration from his children.
Richard Brooks and Richard Dominguezrecently became full members of the National Cartoonists Society, the world’s largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists. It was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops.
Michael Egan, PhD was born in South Africa at the height of the apartheid era. He quickly became involved in the underground resistance movement, knew Nelson Mandela and other prominent revolutionaries, some of whom later moved into privileged positions formerly occupied by whites.
Eventually Michael started expressing his opinions as political art, and has been a member of the National Cartoonists Lone Star Chapter for some time now, Recently he was accepted as a full member of the NCS.
Give a big TEXAS WELCOME to Sir Colby Jones, a multitalented artist with a penchant for cartooning. You’ll love his sense of humor and funny panel cartoons, and also appreciate his political insight and cartoons. Check out his Texas Cartoonist’s page on this site: Colby Jones.