Monday, August 30, 2010

Dan Reynolds Interview

Above: one of my personal favorites of Dan's cartoons.

The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association Magazine interviews "the most published cartoonist in Reader's Digest history," Dan Reynolds, in its Summer 2010 issue.

Michelle Reed writes "Prolific Reynolds Unwraps Laughter," in which we learn that Dan

"works eight to 12 hour days, creating an average of four cartoons a day, every day. 'I don’t have Saturday and Sunday off. I draw every day. I shower every day, too,' he says. He’s on target to produce upwards of 580 cartoons this year. Over his career of 20 years, he has drawn thousands."

Two years ago, Dan was diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent intense chemotherapy. While in the hospital, Dan

"... coped by sharing his cartoons, calling it 'using humor to fight the tumor.' While hooked up to an IV pumping chemo into him, he would wheel down the hall handing out greeting cards with his gags to other patients, even doctors and nurses."

Laughter really is the best medicine. In remission close to a year, Dan raises money for the American Cancer Society.

The entire article is here (the link is a PDF).

All images are copyright Dan Reynolds.


Roy Delgado said...

My collegue Dan Reynolds is my favorite of all time animal gag cartoonists. His barnyard antics force laughs, giggles and guffaws when you even aren't in the mood to laugh! His art is impeccable, great writing style and I wish him well!
His friend,
Roy Delgado aka Peter Plum

Gabriel said...

That Superman-Dog gag cartoon... Funny as hell!
Such a great cartoonist he's indeed!