Cartoon calendar puts Ojai on notice
By Kelly Feser Eells
Whether "getting better
organized" is at the top of your New Year's resolution list
or you just wish staying organized were more fun, you're in luck.
Local artist and Ojai Valley News cartoonist Colleen McDougal
has just released a pocket sized, week-at-glance calendar featuring
52 of her best-loved cartoons.
The idea "was suggested to me by (OVN production manager)
Ed Brooks," McDougal says. "He said, 'Gary Larson has
a calendar, why not you?'"
Brooks, she chuckles, further "encouraged" the collection
by pointing out that, "You're the only one who gets to see
the cartoons (after they're published in the newspaper). And
if it's something people really love(d), well, it might go on
their refrigerator, but people line their bird cages with them,
McDougal reviewed four years' worth of archives in search of
just the right illustration for each of the weeks in 2004. "I
tried to match events, like Mother's Day" to favorite cartoons
Fun and functional - with a "Note to self" section
on every other page - the calendar offers a birds'-eye view of
local goings-on and recent history.
Haven't gotten around to writing your holiday newsletter? You
could send one of these calendars to out-of-town relatives, instead.
It'll keep them up-to-date, so to speak, on the antics of Ojai
Priced at $10 dollars each, the Week-at-a-Glance 2004 Calendar
is available at: Local Hero Bookstore; Table of Contents; Stir
Crazy; Java 'n Joe; Ojai Business Center, and Ojai Card and Gifts.
© 2003 The
Ojai Valley News
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McDOUGAL signs a calendar book for Chelsea Vivian.