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Hobart Cartoonist Wins National Award | News

Hobart-based Scott Jensen recently won an award from the National Cartoonists Society for his greeting card work.

Jensen has been drawing greeting cards for Oatmeal Studios for over 35 years. It seems that he mainly draws birthday cards.

“I’ve always been open to drawing comics in different formats, but I’m happy with it because greeting cards seem to be the area where I’ve had the most success,” he said in an email. likes greeting card gags in two parts: the setup on the outside of the card and the punchline on the inside.”

In addition to creating greeting cards, he draws and writes the comic strip “Digby’s Hardware” for The Hardware Connection, a trade magazine for hardware retailers.

“It’s also fun. It’s four panels, so it’s a different way to present a joke,” he said. “I enjoy it all.”

Jensen is the Director of Visual Communications at Cazenovia College. “I teach various design courses and humorous cartoon classes,” he said. “It’s a long drive, but I enjoy the energy of the students. Being around them makes my work better and more enjoyable.”

Jensen says he started his career at age 14, drawing weekly editorial cartoons for the Deposit Courier. Later, he attended Delaware Academy and Central School in Delhi, his district, and during high school and college, he painted editorial cartoons for The Times of Delaware County, he said. He studied Communication, Art and Photography at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Advertising Design from Syracuse University.

Jensen received the best greeting card award from the National Cartoonists Guild at its annual convention on September 15 and 16 in Kansas City, Missouri, media releases said.

He received an award from presenter Hilary Price, a cartoonist for Rhymes With Orange.

Jensen said he has been participating in competitions since joining the association in 2010, and was a finalist last year, and has decided to participate in his work again this year. I thought,” he said. “I never really thought I could win. When they called my name, I was surprised, excited, nervous, and grateful. I felt a sense of dread and humility at being commended by my peers in front of the legendary manga artist.

At the awards ceremony, Edward Sorel was awarded the Reuben Award for Best Cartoonist, with a special mention given to Charles Schulz’s widow, Jeanne Schulz. Magazine cartoonist Mort Gerberg. Gary Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury. Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell, according to the release. Hobart Cartoonist Wins National Award | News

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