Remembering Fred Stewart, Searcy AR cartoonist, now passed on.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

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Fred Stewart, cartoonist, did this scary, wonderful picture using pen and ink.  It has just been discovered after having been packed away for many years.  The lower one shows it framed and the top one shows the fantastic pen strokes that make up the picture.  It was done in 1972.  We wrote a blog a few years ago about his book, called "Coptoons," that he eventually wrote and you can read it by clicking here.

The book explains what happened to Fred.  In his own words, here is what he wrote about himself. 

"Fred Stewart has been involved in law enforcement since 1964 when he started with the Skokie, Ill. police department.  He has been a patrolman, Sgt., small town police chief, a road deputy, an investigator, and is currently an elected Arkansas constable.

 In 1986 Fred was shot in the face with a shotgun resulting in the loss of his right eye and facial disfigurement.  Fred was attempting to disarm a man with a shotgun during a family dispute in a public restaurant where Fred was a customer.  During the next few years while recovering and going through numerous surgeries to reconstruct his face, Fred attempted to put this book together to pay tribute to law enforcement officers everywhere.  This book is in no way an attempt to demean law men but rather a look at the lighter side of law enforcement or police work."

So, Terry Williams, supreme artist himself, thanks for bringing up this picture and sharing it!  Fred Stewart was a very good artist.  

 

Comments (1)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with us here on the Rain.  Make it a great day! bill

May 17, 2022 12:42 PM
Barbara S. Duncan

Thank you, Bill.


 

May 19, 2022 04:59 AM