Thursday, March 01, 2012

Press Release: Rhymes With Orange Guest Cartoonist, March 19-25, 2012

March 1, 2012

Wayno to Appear as Guest Cartoonist for Hilary Price's "Rhymes With Orange"
March 19 through March 25, 2012
Rhymes With Orange, Hilary Price's award-winning daily comic, will showcase the cartoon work of Wayno from March 19 through March 25, 2012.

When Rhymes With Orange was launched in 1995, Price was the youngest woman ever to have a syndicated comic strip. She is an educator as well as a cartoonist, and regularly teaches a very popular gag-writing workshop. While many cartoonists reprint old cartoons when they take time off, Hilary welcomes guest cartoonists to fill in during her occasional breaks. Previous RWO guests have included such creators as Mo Willems, Suzy Becker, Karen Sneider, Jen Sorensen, and Rina Piccolo.

Wayno is no stranger to the daily comics page. He's a regular gag writer—as well as the daily colorist—for Dan Piraro's Bizarro, and he filled in as Bizarro's guest cartoonist for two weeks in 2011. "Writing and drawing for Rhymes With Orange was an enjoyable challenge. I usually draw gags in a vertical panel format. The 'widescreen' layout of Hilary's comic forced me to re-stage them to take advantage of those dimensions. As the reader's eye moves from  left to right, the artist has an opportunity to delay revealing the gag for an extra beat or two. It was a great learning experience, and I appreciate Hilary's trust in turning the space over to me for a week."

Rhymes With Orange returns to normal (though the cartoon's outlook is anything but "normal") on Monday, March 26.

Hilary B. Price is the creator of the witty, offbeat daily comic Rhymes With Orange. She serves as Vice President of the National Cartoonists Society, and has received two NCS Awards for Best Newspaper Panel. Rhymes With Orange is distributed by King Features Syndicate, and appears in 175 newspapers.
Wayno is a cartoonist, illustrator, pop artist, and writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a member of the National Cartoonists Society, and a founding board member of the ToonSeum. In 2010, Animal Friends selected him as their Honorary Artist for Black Tie & Tails, which raised over $400,000 for the pet adoption & resource center.

For more information, visit the artists' blogs and Twitter feeds:,, @waynocartoons, @Hilary_Price

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