Thursday, July 16, 2009

Old Comics - the high school newspaper

At the end of my freshman year at Holy Name Central Catholic High School in Worcester, MA, I won a contest with The Worcester Telegram & Gazette and saw one of my editorial cartoons in the paper. It was thrilling! Later, as a sophomore, I was appointed the cartoonist for the school newspaper, The Napoleon (Don't ask, it was our mascot.) I held on to that post for the rest of my high school career. I loved sharing my ideas with my peers and seeing my work in print. The first two years were spent drawing editorial cartoons and making social commentary. My last year was spent telling the story of a senior named Wesley's quest for love.





I have an old high school friend who still asks if Wesley ever got the girl . . .

2 comments:

Jeanne said...

So did he? I mean, did Wesley ever get the girl?

Kathy said...

I was surfing through your blog today, I just received the Lunch Lady books in my media center (I am an elementary media specialist outside of Atlanta, GA) and I came upon this - I also went to Holy Name (although I hate to admidt it, I am sure much earlier than you did!) But I do recognize good old George Olsen in the 3rd picture - LOL - I wrote for the Napoleon back in the day (I was there in the mid 80's)and my kids can't understand what the heck a Napper is. Glad to see a fellow Napper doing so well!!