Karl Zorowski has wanted to be a cartoonist since he was a little boy growing up in North Carolina. He has been drawing throughout his entire life. As A small child he created masterpieces with his finger in the fogged up windows of his family's '64 Chevy Nova station wagon, with a tube of Crest toothpaste on the bathroom mirror, and with his trusty box of 64 Crayolas (complete with the sharpener in the back) on any surface that didn't move. As he grew older (and wiser) he graduated to #2's, HB's, Prismacolors and the heartbreak of clogged Rapidographs. He also discovered that Bristol Board and Layout Bond proved a better canvas in that they didn't seem to agitate his mother as much as the bathroom mirror or living room walls.

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST
AS A YOUNG MAN


Mr. Zorowski lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and serves as exhibits coordinator for the NC Department of Environmental Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation. A cartoon and comic strip junkie, his inspirations have been Tex Avery, Jeff MacNelly, Johnny Hart, Gary Larson, George Herriman, Ernie Bushmiller, Reggie Smythe, George Booth, Bill Watterson, Berke Breathed, Jerry Van Amerongen, and Mort Walker.
His goal is to leave behind the rat race of state government and spend his days bringing smiles and laughs to newspaper readers everywhere. He believes that comics provide a balance to the bad news in the rest of the paper - they help keep people sane.
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST
AS A NOT-SO-YOUNG MAN


Still inclined to draw on any piece of paper placed in front of him, Zorowski has, on more than one occasion, doodled on his W-2's and 1040's. It is also rumored that he has been known to play a pretty mean bassoon.

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