Longtime cartoonists hold book signing in Rochester

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(ABC 6 News) – Peacock Books and Wildlife Art in Rochester celebrated the work of two Minnesotan cartoonists Monday.

The shop held a book signing for two longtime cartoon artists who worked in the industry for nearly four decades.

One of those artists, 92-year-old Jerry Fearing is a cartoonist and author who worked for the St. Paul Dispatch and the Pioneer Press.

He calls cartooning a lost art, that is losing the glory it used to enjoy in the past.

“They found so many ways to reproduce drawing and they don’t need a cartoonist around and you don’t see them in the newspapers you take a look at the Sunday paper and it kind of breaks your heart when you see everything reduced down and jammed into four pages,” Fearing said.

The other featured artist part of Monday’s event, Ed Fischer was a longtime editorial cartoonist for the Post Bulletin.

Fischer is now a syndicated artist for 90 papers all across the country.

In the past, his work has been featured in places like Time magazine, Newsweek, and the New Yorker.

Unfortunately, Fischer wasn’t able to attend the event.