As the writer of this column, blog and video series, my history in media spans several decades starting out as a daydreaming grade schooler who half-heartedly delivered the Vancouver Sun.
As a teenager, my head still in the clouds, my folks encouraged me to start reading papers to become more informed about hard hitting news and the world around me. To their dismay, it was the comics and human interest parts of the paper that captured my attention.
Not much has changed. I still remain continually on the search for the more positive, uplifting and humorous stories to read.
Working full-time in a variety of capacities for five different newspapers since 1986, it was my work as an advertising consultant that made me feel the strongest connection to both the business community and the newspaper readers. After my experience with writing a weekly business column, I started to think about writing the kind of column I wanted to read myself, and imagined that others might want to read as well. As a wife and mother of two young children and two spastic dogs, I didn’t have to look far for inspiration.
SAM AND DAISY WELBOURNE
My eleven year old son and nine year old daughter are the most important people on the planet to me. But what mother doesn’t say that about their own kids?
These two have been bringing me joy and making me laugh since they came out of my belly and have been wildly supportive about the work that I do. When asked what my job is, they have been known to say that I “fool around for a living,” which sounds far more risque than it is.
Eager to get in on the action they have been in some of my videos and have even hosted their own segments which can be found at KidTalkwithSamandDaisy.com
We all look forward to doing more of those!
In this picture Sam is carrying Daisy “like a princess,” a request she’s been making for many years and may need to stop about 50 lbs from now.
After two and a half years working with the accomplished and talented Jim Hunt, I’m still thrilled!
His first published work was an editorial cartoon for the Charlotte Post in North Carolina in 1989 and he’s been cartooning professionally ever since.
Impressed with his incredible assortment of drawings and the unbelievable resume of companies he’s worked for, including MAD Magazine which I grew up reading, I didn’t imagine I’d ever be lucky enough to see his cartoons alongside my words. Yet I do each week with my column and will again with the line of “Sam and Daisy” children’s books once they’re printed.
To see how brilliant and hilarious this man is for yourself, visit his website at jimhunt.us
Just like me, you’ll be “MAD” about him!