February 26, 2009 9:10 PM
A Mile High Salute
And in the End
The Love you take
is equal to the Love you make
And so the day comes that we never imagined. The Rocky is no more. It has been such an incredible honor to have drawn sports cartoons for this great paper. We've been through a lot, you and I. We've witnessed so much sports history unfold before our eyes. Elway. Roy. Helton. Melo. I could go on for hours but instead I'll get to the heart of the matter.
That would be you. To each and every reader who has read my cartoons either casually or daily I want to say "Thank You". Thank you for the privilege of making my cartoons a part of your day. I hope in some way I have made you laugh or think. If I've made you a little steamed, I sincerely hope it didn't last long. So here is a Mile High salute to all of you.
And so the story goes
At this time my future is still yet undecided. I do not know where life will take me. As of now I'm what you would call officially a free agent. Or on the waiver wire. But I'd like to invite all of you to visit me (and hopefully bookmark) at my new sports cartoons website www.drewlitton.com .
I'm going to continue to draw sports cartoons there at least a few days a week and post them regularly. I also have set up a new business website for freelance work at LittoonzStudios.com I am going to finish the Mt. Rockmore cartoon soon, which can be seen at either of those sites as well and will be available through my websites stores and Cafe Press. You can find future updates also on www.iwantmyrocky.com
And for those of you who would like to contact members of our staff I would again suggest iwantmyrocky.com. There is a ton of fantastic talent at this paper, from web design, to writing to photography. One of the members of our sports department is the amazingly gifted sports writer, Lynn DeBruin. She has written on everything from Tiger Woods at the Masters to the Denver Broncos at the Super Bowl. I inivite you to check out her website as well at http://web.me.com/Ldebruin1 she can be contacted at Ldebruin1@gmail.com. She's an incredibly talented colleague.
I'd like to thank a few people for everything through the years. My incredible wife, Marcia, who has supported me in so many ways these last few years. Meredith and Michelle Worden, Mike and Debbie Minter, Larry and Linda Kapke, Rick and Suzie O'Keefe, Bob and Pat Lovelace, Jerry and Leslie Hoggatt, Bill and Jan Oudemolen and the entire Kitchell family. Denny Dressman who hired me and my fantastic sports editors Barry Forbis and Kevin "Moose" Huhn for putting up with me. To Mark Wolf, B.G. Brooks and editors John Temple and Deb Goeken. Norm Clarke, and the late great Ralph Looney without whom I would not have this job. To Gerry Valerio and Scott Stocker, the best high school sports staff on the planet. Yes they are that good. All the folks at my syndicate, United Media and everyone in the Rocky sports department. Many thanks to Steve Foster, Rich Moyer aka my animation partner in crime and Matthew Roberts. Remember those names again if you are looking for amazing talent. And to my late and wonderful wife, Debbie. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her. I don't have room for everyone but thanks to all of you I might have left out.
This is not the end...it is the beginning
I invite you to leave your messages or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. They would mean so much to me to hear from as many of you as is possible. God Bless,