CLS: Ron Hill
This lecture will focus on how Ron Hill has blended a comic strip character with newspaper editorial cartoons. He will present slides and drawing demonstrations on a white board or pad while describing the process of creating characters, and discuss how he has created characters for the Armchair Theologians series published by Westminster John Knox Press. Hill will also relate stories from his 40-year career as a cartoonist, illustrator and caricaturist.
Hill has been drawing cartoons for books, newspapers and magazines for over 40 years. His editorial cartoons and BB BluesBird opinion comics have appeared in the Chagrin Valley Times, Solon Times, Geauga Times Courier and West Life. In 2008, one of his cartoons was selected as the best non-daily cartoon in Ohio by the Cleveland Press Club. He has also illustrated 15 books in Westminster John Knox’s Armchair Theologian series, which have been published in English, German, Japanese, Korean and Italian. In 2016, Hill helped form Act 3 LLC, a media and design company specializing in illustration, web, publishing and video services. Hill provides quick-sketch, caricature entertainment for private, corporate and institutional events. He is a member of The American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. Currently, he is directing “We Are Doc Savage,” a documentary on fandom. Visit WeAreDocSavage.com for more information.