Kevin Fagan, 40 Years as Father of Drabble



Kevin Fagan’s last name is printed in 200 different newspapers every week, but to his neighbors in Mission Viejo, he’s just a regular guy.

Fagan can usually be found in his home studio, using his dip pen and ink to create new story-lines for his long-running comic series, Drabble. The series runs every day and has been for the last 40 years.

“Most cartoonists are smart enough to have the computerized tablets and they kind of draw it on there. I’m Fred Flintstone, so I haven’t figured all that out yet,” said Fagan.

He says his wife helps him scan the strips, color them, and send them to publishers.



We can’t show you much of the strip Fagan was working on during the timing of this filming, due to his contract, but we can tell you that particular strip will be published on June 30.

Fagan says one of the things that motivates him to continue creating strips is knowing he can make a reader’s day better for them.

Spectrum1News showcases the Orange County cartoonist
who, after 40 years, may be more Ralph than Norman.

Later this month Kevin travels across Orange County to NCSFest.