Cartoons by Fred Fishell
A new addition to the USKBTC website will surely bring a smile to your face. An original Kerry cartoon, drawn by the multi-talented artist Fred Fishell, will be placed on the website each week. That’s right, a new cartoon every week will appear on the site.
If you have never seen Fred Fishell’s work, you are in for a treat. You will not only see the imagination of an excellent artist, but also you will recognize how well Fred knows and loves the breed.
It is his hope that these cartoons will make the Kerry world aware of the intelligence, trainability and sense of humor of the breed. You are all encouraged to do more with the Kerries we love and enjoy their versatility in the various canine performance sports. The USKBTC is grateful to Mr. Fishell for his continued contributions to the breed and to the national club.
Please use the link below to view the latest Kerrytoon.
(Fred Fishell’s work is copyrighted and may not be duplicated, transferred, copied, or cross- posted in any fashion, without written permission from the artist.)
About the Artist
When most of us were struggling with finger painting at age 3 or 4, little Fred Fishell had different colored pencils in each hand and was drawing with either hand. His artistry was first published around 1952 when his editorial cartoons appeared in The Varsity, the University of Toronto daily newspaper.
Since that time, he has been published monthly in the Canadian Mensa publication, another for a War of 1812 re-enactment group, as well as in various company publications where he worked as a staff architect. Fred also had a monthly cartoon column in the Boy Scouts of Canada Leaders magazine, and his “doggy cartoons” have appeared in Off-Lead, in Blueprints and in a variety of dog related publications.
Fred’s first Kerry, and the only one that he personally owned, was Kerrycroft’s King Clancy, who he bought from Casey Gardiner in 1965. This was his payment for designing a house and kennel for her. Since then, Kerries have always been in his home with the dogs owned and trained by his wife, Eve. Eve’s success, under the Tantara kennel name, in conformation, obedience and agility is well known. Most of Fred’s early cartoons feature the first working Kerry, Mike, and the rest is history.
Fred’s talents are not confined to the drawing board. He is also a gourmet cook. Since his retirement, he has earned his “Haute Cuisine” certificate and has started his own wine cellar. Truly, he is a man of many talents.
Accomplishments, frustrations, foibles . . .exhibitors, trainers and judges are all fair game for Fred Fishell’s sharp pen and humorous comment. He will spare no one in his pursuit of the perfect cartoon.
Last Updated: 04/05/2004, 1:01 pm