November 29, 2007 5:05 AM
Draw like Drew Contest Winner
Congratulations to Frank Farrar, a freelance artist from Arvada, who has been selected as the winner of the Draw like Drew contest. His winning cartoon, about the recent Michael Vick dog controversy, was chosen from a field of over 65 reader entries. It wasn't easy selecting the winner. There some terrific entries from some very talented people. Frank Farrar's cartoon appears here as well as this mornings Rocky Mountain News in the space generally filled by my cartoon. I'll be back Friday with a new cartoon. Frank will also receive a caricature drawing by me and lunch at the ESPNZone. Be sure to check out our finalists cartoons on the site. Vote for the one's you like most by leaving a comment.
Frank Farrar's freelance career began in 1987 when he retired after 20 years with the phone company where he drew illustrations for the yellow pages. Farrar's work appears in magazines nationwide and caricature events around town. Check out some of Frank's other work at http://www.yessy.com/frankfarrar/. It's really phenomenal.
Ryan Grange is from Denver. Ryan is a 1997 graduate of Columbine and drew cartoons for the school paper as well as his college paper at B.Y.U.. Ryan is in public relations for an agency here in Denver.
Rob Hay is from Littleton. Rob actually visited me in 1990 when he was a freshman in high school.
Jason Sauer is from Arvada and sent in several entries. This is a sample of one of them.
Kevin Benjamin is a 54 year old sign painter from Boulder who clearly can paint more than just signs. Kevin has also been a Rockies fans since 1993.
Mark Garvin is a self employed handyman from Denver. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Mark replaces old windows during the day but obviously loves to draw cartoons when he can.
Mark Hernandez is from Denver and has a great feel for Notre Dame football.
John Taylor is from Delta. Back in the 60's John was the cartoonist for the South Coloradan, a newspaper produced by the students of Adams State College. Jason is retired now but hopes to get back into drawing cartoons again. Clearly, he should.
Thanks to all the readers for the terrific cartoons. Hope we can do it again sometime.