Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Go SoKno! Get Fuzzy

Local blART news.............

Darby Conley is an American cartoonist best known for the popular comic strip Get Fuzzy. Conley was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1970, and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. While in high school in 1986, he won a student cartooning competition.

During his Senior Year at Doyle High School (now South-Doyle High School) in Knoxville, Conley was voted 'Most Talented' by his graduating class.  His first cartoons appeared in the Doyle High Trailblazer, his school paper in Knoxville, Tennessee. His single-panel strip of weirdness won him first place in a News-Sentinel student cartoon competition in 1986, thus planting the idea of someday becoming a professional cartoonist.  The unusual title of the strip came from a concert poster he once created for his brother's band, the Fuzzy Sprouts. "Life's too short to be cool," the poster read, "Get Fuzzy ."

Thought to ponder in the theater of the mind.... son was voted Wittiest Senior at South-Doyle HS this year (2010-2011)....maybe the next 'Seinfeld' on the horizon?  Is it too soon to start looking for that Porsche Carrera 911 with tan interior?

SoKno = South Knoxville, a moniker made popular with local bloggers. 
blART = Blogging about art. A word/blurb created by Moi' in the 'theater of the mind.'

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