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Notes from the artist, Chuck Legge:

I drew my first cartoon at about age 8, and I’ve been trying to get it right ever since.  This obsession eventually took me to Arizona State University where I majored in English, Philosophy and Art.  After only 12 years I received my BFA in Painting, and went on to do post-graduate work in cab driving, bus driving, and truck driving.  Actually, I only minored in truck driving.

In 1990 I managed to land a job as the editorial cartoonist for the Prescott Sun Newspaper in Prescott, Arizona.  I understand the paper has since become a shopper, but I hold myself only partially responsible for this.

After 5 years in Prescott, my wife, younger son, 3 dogs, and I decided to try our luck in Alaska so we packed everything we could into an old Jeep Wagoner and a second-hand camp trailer, and headed North.  We wound up in Cordova, a fishing village on the edge of Prince William Sound, where my education and experience immediately landed me a job as a fish processor.

From Cordova we made our way to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, north of Anchorage, where I found employment as a driver for Alaska Job Corps and have subsequently become their driver’s/ed instructor.  I also became the editorial cartoonist for Sarah Palin’s hometown newspaper the Frontiersman.  I have since been named Best Editorial Cartoonist of the Year several times by the Alaska Press Club, and I was a regular contributor to the now defunct “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year” published by Pelican Press.  Again I only hold myself partially responsible for the defunctification.  I’m also syndicated through Artizans.com, an online syndicate in Canada.

My editorial cartoons have a decidedly liberal tilt which makes me  quite popular up here.  Popular in the same way that a moose with a target shaped birthmark is popular.  For this reason the new publisher at the Frontiersman has given me the boot.  Looks like after 20+ years someone in the front office took a look at what I was doing.

My wife, Sharon, and I now own 4.77 acres in Sutton, 60 miles north of Anchorage.  Our younger son, Christopher, has a BFA in Photography from the University of Alaska Anchorage.  It looks like the nut didn’t fall far enough from the tree.  Our other son, Dustin, lives in Chicago where he’s a truck driver/handyman/whatever needs to be done kind of guy.

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Chuck Legge drew his first cartoon at about age 8, and has been trying to get it right ever since. (See Mr Legge's cartoons here, along with a more detailed bio.) He majored in English, Philosophy and Art at Arizona State University. In 1990, he became the editorial cartoonist for the Prescott Sun Newspaper in Prescott, Arizona. Later, he became the editorial cartoonist for Sarah Palin's hometown newspaper the Frontiersman. Of this experience, he says, "My editorial cartoons have a decidedly liberal tilt which makes me quite popular up here. Popular in the same way that a moose with a target shaped birthmark is popular. For this reason the new publisher at the Frontiersman has given me the boot." Mr Legge now owns 4.77 acres in Sutton, Alaska.
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