Cartoonist and Illustrator
Rich is a cartoonist mixing subjects of interest
with humor to create illustrations. His main focus is religious
cartooning. However, since that is a very exclusive market, he
also keeps busy developing general cartoons for his newspaper
and web "Out
to Lunch" general comic, scouting cartoons for U.S.
Scouting Service Project, as well as other freelance projects.
His goal is to entertain and inform.
He has experience working with youth from
grades K-12 through cub and boy scouting, church, working with
his own kids' schools and volunteering at the local children's
hospital. He is no stranger to college and adult groups, as he
was a consultant for over 20 years making numerous presentations
and leading retreats and seminars.
Rich has a Bachelor's degree from Purdue University,
a Master's degree from the University of Dayton, and learned
everything he knows about drawing from his art teachers in elementary,
jr. high and high school!
Out to Lunch: Cartoons with an Appetite for the Ridiculous, February 2012, 92 pages, Paperback,
Kindle, ebook versions.
KNOTS Cartoons, Celebrating the Fun in Scouting, Dayton:DiesslinPress,
April 2010 ISBN: 978-0-9702244-8-4, 80 pages, full-color paperback.
Cartoon Old Testament, Dayton:DiessslinPress, June 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9702244-9-1, 160 pages, full-color eBook and Kindle
A Journey Through Christian
Theology, Minneapolis:Fortress Press, 2010, ISBN 9780800696979,
an anthology of theologians from the first to the 21st century
The Cartoon Gospel of
John, A Serious Commentary with Cartoons, Chicago:ACTA,
ISBN: 0-87946-273-6, 128 pages, full-color paperback.
The Cartoon Gospels,
Dayton:Diesslin Press, 2002, ISBN 0-9702244-5-1, Cartoons following
gospel lectionary passages.
The Cartoon Gospel (of Luke),
New Berlin:Liturgical Publications, Inc., 1990, ISBN 0-940169-09-6,
gospel cartoons for Year C.
Fee: $200 for up to 2 sessions, $50 for each
additional session, plus travel expenses.
Powerpoint presentation preferred (IBM PC or laptop, PC projector
and screen required).
Transparencies can be used if requested in advance. Fees are
negotiable so if your interested, contact us and we'll work something
1) Introduction to Cartooning - A hands-on presentation for showing basic drawing
tools and techniques, cartooning types and styles, storyboarding
and drawing for animation. Ages: grades 4 - 12.
2) Fun with Drawing -
A hands-on presentation showing basic drawing techniques mixed
with examples from his cartooning. Ages: grades K - 6.
3) Self-Expression and Self-Discovery through
Humor and Cartooning - A hands-on
presentation including exercises aimed at showing how to harness
our own creativity for fun, expression and discovery. Ages: grades
5 through 12.
4) Rich's Cartooning Career - A presentation focused on his cartooning and how
he does it. The amount of detail and level of hands-on and participation
is tailored to the age group(s) represented. Ages: grades K -12.
5) A Journey Through Christian Theology
- A cartoon presentation highlighting
significant contributions of theologians from the 1st to the
21st Century. Ages: 16 and up.
Presentations 1, 2 and 3 come with permission
to make FREE copies of a workbook for each student for the purposes
of the presentation. It is available as an Adobe Acrobat file
(about 8 - 16 pages). Presentations versions: generic for public
schools (default) or, if requested, scouting-oriented for scouting
organizations; and religious for Christian and private schools.
Presentation 5 has no generic version.