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When I was younger, I was convinced I would make my living as a syndicated editorial cartoonist for a major U.S. newspaper. I interviewed with several papers at the time and quickly discovered there were lots of talented cartoonists (many of whom had already picked up a Pulitzer Prize or two) competing for a very limited number of newspaper positions. I learned a lot and got some positive feedback, but ultimately ended up going to work as a graphic designer and illustrator in the advertising industry, and a few years later, co-founding a publishing company. But I always hoped to eventually return to cartooning at some point in the future.
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Several years ago, my mom sent me a bunch of my old cartoons, and—especially in these politically-charged times—it's fun to go back and revisit my old work.
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Some 30 years and three kids later, I find myself more interested in working in the field of children's literature than I do drawing political cartoons. I think being a father had something to do with the change of heart. But it's still nice to imagine what might have been.
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The drawing of the ship at the beginning of this email helped me win a national cartooning contest years ago at the now defunct Editorial Humor Magazine. The second place winner in that contest was future Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Matt Davies.

Next week, I'll profile my favorite political cartoonist of all time.
"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going, and hook up with them later." 
–Mitch Hedberg
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Mindy Scheier
This week's 'Art from the Heart' Hero is a fashion designer who spends her creative energy helping others. Mindy Scheier has decided to use her talents for a greater purpose: making stylish clothes for differently-abled children. As a direct result of her efforts, Tommy Hilfiger is now selling a children's line designed with disabilities in mind. Go, Mindy!
"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." 
–John Bunyan
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"Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know." 
–Rembrandt Van Rijn
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Culled from the depths
of the Internet
Roll Up Your Sleeves: Red Cross Says Blood Need 'Urgent'. • Esquire: Where to Get the Best Sandwich In Every State (my favorite BBQ joint made the list!) • The real BFG: Inspiration for movie giant was Roald Dahl's 6ft 5in builder friend who wiggled ears just like children's book hero. • Rembrandt Probably Traced His Self-Portraits With Mirrors and Lenses. • BBC: The refugee guitar maker.
"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."
–Kurt Vonnegut
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"Draw, Antonio; draw, Antonio; draw and don't waste time." 

July Print Giveaway

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Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind.

(Four winners will be selected this month.)
This print started out as many do — a gift for one of my children.
  • SIZE: Artwork is 5 x 5 inches, matted to 3 x 3 inches (fits in 5 x 5 inch frame).
  • EDITION: Artist proof.
  • MATERIALS: Hand-signed, limited edition, Giclée fine art print with 8-ply gallery board mat (the print is matted but unframed.)
  • PAPER: Printed on Premium Giclée Paper — a thick, 310g, natural-white, matte finish paper with a textured, watercolor feel.
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About Me

Hi. I’m D.E.Uhlig. I’m an artist, author, husband and father.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to draw. Years ago I gave my wife a hand-drawn card for our anniversary, and she loved it so much she made me promise to ALWAYS hand-draw her cards. Then our three kids made me promise to do the same with their birthday cards. And when I posted some of my drawings online, people began asking how they could purchase my work—so I created this newsletter. I believe in something I like to call “The Happiness of Art” and I hope it makes you smile.

Official Bio

D.E.Uhlig is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous publications including the Kansas City Star, Christian Science Monitor, University Daily Kansan, Editorial Humor Magazine, and World Policy Journal. Commercial illustration and design clients over the years have included Samsung, Sprint, and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, among others—and his Starbucks RedCup illustrations have been featured on the company's Pinterest and Facebook pages. In 1989, Mr. Uhlig co-founded Uhlig LLC, a leading provider of cross-media publishing and communication services in industries ranging from residential housing to book publishing to cancer care. Mr. Uhlig is married with three children and resides in Kansas City. He is currently working on children’s books, ebooks and apps.

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