Recently, I received an email from a wonderful woman from Sidney, Illinois named Lynda. Having seen my November 2011 AEET blog posts about military cartoonist Jake Schuffert (click HERE for both posts), she dropped me a line to inquire if I was interested in obtaining a 13.5 x 16 inch mounted piece of original Jake art dated 1963 that had been personalized by the artist himself and given to her husband's uncle back in the day! Needless to say, after a few more emails exchanged, the fantastic artwork you see below now resides in the permanent Karswell Kollection. A close examination of the piece only verifies what an artistic genius Jake was, his lush line work, inking, and brilliant composition-- and oh yes, let's not forget how funny it is too-- make for a truly awesome, one of a kind piece!
Another huge thanks to Lynda for contacting me-- THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!