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 happy pups, I didn’t have to look far for inspiration.
Sam and Daisy
My 15 year old son and 12 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 of the work I do.
A few years ago when I was doing comedic videos they were eager to get in on the action and were in a couple, and even hosted some of their own: KidTalkwithSamandDaisy.com
In this picture, which was taken two years ago, Sam is carrying Daisy “like a princess,” – a request she’s been making since she was a toddler and continues to make. Time for a new photo!
After six 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