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Rob Harrell on CBS Evening News

Some time back I posted a story regarding Rob Harrell’s eye surgery and how many Universal Press cartoonists stepped in to draw the strip during Rob’s recovery. The story received some great press and Tuesday it was featured on CBS News. You can see the video segment from CBS News web site.

Props go out to Ruben Bolling (“Tom the Dancing Bug”), Scott Stantis (“Prickly City”), Tom Wilson Jr. (“Ziggy”), Mark Pett (?Lucky Cow?), Glenn McCoy (?The Duplex?), Jan Eliot (?Stone Soup?), Bill Hinds (?Cleats?), Mike Baldwin (?Cornered?), Phil Dunlap (?Ink Pen?), Jim Davis (?Garfield?), Mark Tatulli (?Heart of the City?), Paul Gilligan (?Pooch Cafe?), Gary McCoy (?The Flying McCoys?), Karen Montague Reyes (?Clear Blue Water?), and Chip Dunham (?Overboard?) for stepping in.

Community Comments

#1 Robert
March/23/2006
@ 4:00 pm

You can get the video version of the story, but you’ll have to do some clicking. Click on “CBS Evening News Video” in the upper left. Then choose “Entertainment” and scroll down until you find it. It probably won’t last long.

I’m a regular reader of “Big Top” and the most amazing thing to me was that the substitutes really did manage to capture the style and spirit of the strip. I thought it was a cross-over gimmick–I had no idea what was really going on.

Today is the return strip–and it’s also very funny.

#2 Robert
March/23/2006
@ 10:00 am

You can get the video version of the story, but you’ll have to do some clicking. Click on “CBS Evening News Video” in the upper left. Then choose “Entertainment” and scroll down until you find it. It probably won’t last long.

I’m a regular reader of “Big Top” and the most amazing thing to me was that the substitutes really did manage to capture the style and spirit of the strip. I thought it was a cross-over gimmick–I had no idea what was really going on.

Today is the return strip–and it’s also very funny.

#3 Chippy Me Word
March/23/2006
@ 4:40 pm

Did anyone else get the impression that when Jim Davis read his to the reporter, it was the first time he’d seen it?

#4 Chippy Me Word
March/23/2006
@ 10:40 am

Did anyone else get the impression that when Jim Davis read his to the reporter, it was the first time he’d seen it?

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