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Steventon, John

Knightndayemail@aol.com

http://www.happyglyphs.com

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12-2-02

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ccording to my baby book, I was drawing faces at the age of two. At age six, I remember spreading the Sunday Funnies across my bed and trying to copy the Peanut's characters*. Much later, I had a dream which changed my life forever. An entire story flashed before my mind's eye; a science fiction adventure which I still remember vividly. I woke up, wrote everything down, and then spent the next couple of weeks trying to find the perfect vehicle for this story. I finally decided on a comic strip, and I have been cartooning ever since.

Cartooning is more than something that I want to do - it's in my blood; it is something that I have to do. I can't explain how happy I am smelling the ink, and just drawing four black squares on my Bristol. Those four squares are what cartooning is all about. They are the windows into this whole other universe which, once created, takes on a life of its own.

I created my first website, www.knightnday.com ( soon to be defunct) and now www.HappyGlyphs.com, to showcase my comic strips and illustrations. My first online comic strip, a tribute to marriage titled Knight and Day, achieved some modest success. ( and is now available in book form! See below. ) The strip was in print for a year in The Youngtown Edition, and was featured on Tribune Media Services Comic's Edge website in October 2000. After one and a half years online, with several thousand online readers at its peak, I made the difficult decision to end the strip. Now I am working on a new comic strip, The Inquiring Minds, which explores the ups, downs, and wonders of childhood.

I have been drawing my entire life, and I am currently working towards a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, where I have won several awards as an individual and in team efforts.


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