Dad was a friend of many prominent 20th-century cartoonists. One was Frank Willard, creator of "Moon Mullins", the long-running comic strip. I've listed an original 1942 comic on eBay---check it out! Item #321273172006.
SAMUEL LLOYD HUTCHINSON, CARTOONIST: A RETROSPECTIVE is currently on display at the Pacific Palisades Library, through the end of July. The Opening Reception is Saturday, July 21st from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Free.
These sixty hilarious and insightful cartoons span the gamut of topics, from animals, Bingo, spirituality, money and technology, to workplace, sales, customer service, etc.
I will be at the Reception to answer questions about Dad and his work. A DVD of him giving his "life story" speech will be played, in which he reminisces about his life experiences, from growing up on a farm in the Midwest, to art, to World War II, to acting in
All 60 high-quality framed cartoon prints will be available for purchase, along with BINGO BANDWAGON books, DVDs, mugs, totes, tees, aprons, hats, mouse pads, magnets, and more!
Products are also available online at: http://www.zazzle.com/samlloyd**
Pacific Palisades Library, Community Room
861 Alma Real Dr.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Regular Library Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 10:00-5:30
Tuesday, Thursday 12:30-8:00
Hope to see you there!
By now many of you have heard the sad news that Dad passed away in November 2011, at the age of 87. We miss him dearly but are rejoicing that's he's singing with the angels in glory!
38 of his cartoons are currently on display at Brew N Beans coffeehouse in Brentwood (Los Angeles). These cute, funny and insightful cartoons run the gamut of categories from animals, Bingo, spirituality, money, technology, to workplace, sales, customer service, etc.
We are having an Opening Reception this Saturday, May 12th from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Details can be found on the "News and Events" page.
If you're unable to make it, you can get a glimpse of his work (and available products) at http://www.zazzle.com/samlloyd*
Thanks for your support,
WOW, look at all these new Sharpie pens!
Makes me want to draw something! PHOTO: B Hundreds
Sometimes people ask me what medium I like to use. These days I suspect a lot of cartoonists use the computer to generate their art. Even so, I'm sure many of the best cartoonists still draw their characters by hand. There's something satisfying about that. Maybe it goes back to years of training in art and cartoonist school, I don't know! My favorite medium is a felt-tipped pen. I like the way it fits in my hand, the way I can maneuver it.
Here's an optimist for you!
2010 (c) Sam Lloyd Hutchinson. All rights reserved.
The economy today is not much fun...of course, I can remember even tougher times in the Great Depression. But you know what, with ingenuity and perseverance, we made it. We pulled through.
And you know what? We can do it again, and we will!
Sam Lloyd draws a cartoon for Bobby!
PHOTO: Bobby Hundreds
In 2009, Bobby Hundreds invited my daughter, Stephanie, and I to meet with him in his Los Angeles warehouse. It turns out he and his fans had discovered "Parky" a year earlier. They had no idea about Parky's background, or even that the original artist was still alive... They just thought Parky was a pretty cool kangaroo!
Well, we had a real fun visit. Who would have thought I'd still be getting interviews and discovering new fans at age 85?!! I hope that inspires a few readers!! Bobby showed us around his warehouse and told us about his exciting business and fans. He also interviewed me and did a great write-up on his website.