The next Art Club activity will be THURSDAY, MARCH 9th at 7:00 PM in the Art room, WITH GUEST SPEAKER JOE HOFFECKER.
Joe Hoffecker (Elder Class of 1982) is a native Cincinnatian who began cartooning at age 11 with a monthly comic strip for his grade school newsletter. A child of considerable dinner table political conversationalist parents, Joe gravitated towards editorial cartooning as a teen, particularly following the works of the works of the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Jim Borgman and the Dayton Daily News’ Mike Peters. After cartooning for the student newspapers at Elder High School and Northern Kentucky University, Joe landed a freelance cartooning gig at The Downtowner, followed by being hired as a design artist and editorial cartoonist at the Cincinnati Business Courier in 1987. In addition to the Business Courier, Joe’s work appears weekly in several Business Courier sister business journals across the U.S., and he also pens a cartoon each week for the international Sports Business Journal. Joe has won numerous awards for his cartoons, including from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Press Club of Cleveland. A fan of the Queen City, Joe resides in the West End with his children and a golden retriever.
He will be discussing and showing his artwork as well as the process that he uses to create his political cartoons. The presentation should last about 45 minutes with time to ask questions.
Joe credits Jim Borgman as making a huge impact on his career. Joe said this about Jim….”He is not only someone whose work I admire, but he’s a very gracious friend and I benefitted greatly from his advice and encouragement. If not for him, I would not be drawing today, and I can’t thank him enough”
To find examples of Joe's artwork you can follow the link below...
Any student who is interested in art or cartooning is welcome to attend! Any questions please feel free to stop by the Art room to speak with Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche.