Wandering Cartoonist Day! Home

08 May 2012

         A great artist and friend of mine will be at Barnes and Noble on Saturday from 9-9 - make sure to go and have your spirit and soul elevated in more ways than one! 
        Cartoonist Bob Heim will wander around Barnes and Noble in the Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 to commemorate the first-ever "Wandering Cartoonist Day."  The day will also be observed as a fund raiser for the Luzerne County SPCA, when animals, in addition to a wandering cartoonist, will be present. 
        Heim, who admits to loving kids and animals, will demonsrtate for children of all ages how easy and fun it is to make art. He will also be happy to sign copies of his book, The Squeaking Earl.
        The Wilkes-Barre-based cartoonist is pictured, at left in the second row, next to the Squeaking Earl. Other characters from the book which Heim wrote and illustrated include, front row, left to right: Owl, on oboe; Hound, on horn; Cat, on strings, purring out vocals in the style of swing;  Hare, on snare, and a sheep on sax, all hoping to make the public aware. The cartoonist said he had trouble finding a word that rhymed with "sax." 
        As a reminder, Heim says that since Wandering Cartoonist Day is not yet a national holiday, those with jobs will be expected to show up for work on Monday, May 14.