The Return of the Prodigal Cartoonist

The Metter (Georgia) Advertiser welcomed back editorial cartoonist Gary Jarrell after Gary was wandering the world outside the newspaper for nearly 40 years. Well, not really wandering.

This week, we welcome back former editorial cartoonist Gary Jarrell, who served The Metter Advertiser in this capacity from 1979 to 1984.

Jarrell worked for Piggly Wiggly in Metter and Swainsboro for 23 years and then, after retirement from the grocery story business, embarked on another career as a draftsman in the glass industry from 1997-2012.

As an artist, he enjoys pen and ink designs, drawing cartoons and painting landscapes in acrylic.

Read the Metter Advertiser’s embrace of their old/new cartoonist.

Gary’s return follows on the heels of their previous cartoonist’s retirement:

When our long-term syndicated cartoonist announced his resignation last week to pursue other career interests, Metter Advertiser did not have to look far to find a replacement …

We have not been successful in discovering the identity of the retiring cartoonist.