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Jeff Parker retires from FLORIDA TODAY

Jeff Parker has announced that after 21 years at the FLORIDA TODAY, he’s leaving the position to spend more time working on the comic strip Dustin that he does with cartoonist Steve Kelley.

From FLORIDA TODAY:

“I just can’t keep up that pace anymore,” he said in announcing his decision. “Comic strips have always been my first love as a cartoonist, and creating a strip of my own has been a dream of mine since childhood.”

According to the announcement, his last editorial cartoon for his paper will run in early September.

Community Comments

#1 Dale Stout
July/25/2013
@ 9:23 pm

Jeff’s editorial cartoons often make me laugh before I read the caption. Such great artwork. Thanks for sharing!

#2 John Read
July/26/2013
@ 11:48 am

Jeff’s still assisting Mike Peters on “Mother Goose & Grimm” too, isn’t he?

#3 Jeff Parker
July/26/2013
@ 8:41 pm

John, yep. Still digging my Grimmy gig.

#4 Jeff Parker
July/27/2013
@ 10:04 am

Gosh, thanks, Dale!

#5 D.D.Degg
July/28/2013
@ 9:31 pm

It’s not surprising Jeff Parker gave up editorial cartooning.
After all he was writing and drawing editorial cartoons, art assisting on Mother Goose and Grimm, and drawing the daily and Sunday Dustin comic strip, (and gagwriting?).
All this in addition to drawing the Wizard of Id comic strip
http://www.johnhartstudios.com/artists/index.php?page=wiz
and writing comic books (he had to give up drawing them)
http://www.comicvine.com/jeff-parker/4040-42624/
Jeff Parker is ONE busy man!

#6 Paul Fell
July/29/2013
@ 10:19 am

Jeff is a busy guy, but not THAT busy. D.D. Degg’s giving credit to the wrong Jeff Parker for the Wizard of Id and the comic book gigs.

#7 Clay Jones
July/30/2013
@ 10:39 am

He is a busy guy. His comic, his editorial, his Grimmy gig and he does a mean keg stand. I have photos somewhere to prove it.

#8 Dan Collins
July/30/2013
@ 11:02 am

There are two Jeff Parkers? Then why doesn’t he keep the jobs and just make another Jeff Parker?

#9 vic harville
August/6/2013
@ 5:54 am

eat plenty of grits, jeff

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