As a kid, Steve loved the Lionel Barrymore movie "On Borrowed Time". When he had a child named Ben, he started calling him "Pud" (Bobs Watson as John "Pud" Northrup), after the child in the film.
In the 1980s, he did an editorial cartoon about how children flock to advertisements. The editorial was illustrated in two panels, and received great response from readers and newspaper co-workers.
He decided to do up some more samples, which he showed the editor. The editor decided he could use extra content to fill up the space on the editorial page, and the strip's been going strong since.
At the time the strip started Fleer had stopped putting their "Fleer Funnies starring Pud" strip in the Dubble Bubble gum packages. He decided he could safely name the strip after this character, without confusion. Four years later, the comics in the gum packages restarted.
He says he's considered renaming the strip, and has a title that he's batted around in his mind (which he didn't reveal to us), but he's just never got around to it.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Editorial cartoonist Steve Nease talks about his works Wed. 7 p.m. (free). Visual Arts Brampton, 1 Bartley Bull Pkwy #10.Let's hope this brings in the crowds.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
All members are welcome to exhibit, contact Keith ASAP at 905-453-9142.
Tuesday May 8 2007
BRAMPTON - The 34th annual Juried Show of Fine Art opened last week, with 66 works chosen from more than 250 submissions.
The exhibition will be on display until June 3 at the Art Gallery of Peel in the Peel Heritage Complex, 9 Wellington St. E.
Of the 66 artists selected for this year's Juried Show, 25 are from Peel: 10 from Brampton, three from Caledon and 12 from Mississauga.
Heather Appleby and Delroy Russell of Brampton were selected for the Jurors' Award sponsored by Colony Ford-Lincoln of Brampton, which they share with several other artists. Debra Ali of Brampton was revealed as the winner of the People's Choice Award at the opening.
The complex is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on weekends from noon to 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission costs $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for seniors, $1 for students and $7 for families.
For information about the Peel Heritage Complex, call 905-791-4055 or visit www.peelheritagecomplex.org.
Friday, May 04, 2007
The winner? Debra Ali, one of our most recent new members.
According Peel Heritage Complex curator David Somers, via email, "Debra's work was far and away the most popular work with over half of the votes."
Debra's flower painting was a Christmas gift to her sister, that Debra has continued to work on months after the holidays, including during an event at Shoppers World.
As mentioned before, VAB member Mary Noble, lapsed member Kim Lee Kho and Kal Honey, and former VAB vice president Kate Taylor were all accepted into the show.
The corridor they went through to get to the parking lot? It was the Artway corridor.
As a result, Torontonians watching Global News Morning got to see Peel Regional Police wander past the Steve Nease Laughlines exhibit. People watching Citytv's Breakfast Television only got to see the doorway.
- Spiderman: The Ultimate Guide, Tom DeFalco
- The Wonderful World of Dogs, Octopus Books
- Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide, Jerry Beck
- ROM Encounter Series: An Introduction to Ontario Fossils, Janet Waddington
- Color Under Ground: The Mineral Picture Book, Lee Boltin and John S. White, Jr.
- Wilderness Canada, Borden Spears (editor), Jon Eby (designer)
- History of the Primates: An Introduction to the Study of Fossil Man, W. E. Le Gros Clark
- Termites, P. E. Howse
- Rainbow Trout in the Great Lakes, Hugh R. MacCrimmon, Barra Lowe Gots
- Hammond Nature Atlas of America, E. L. Jordan, Ph.D., Rutgers University