Ripley Entertainment Announces Nationwide Search for Artist to Illustrate its 86-Year Old Believe it or Not! Cartoon
Orlando, FL, April 7, 2004 – Ripley Entertainment has announced a nationwide search for a new artist to illustrate its famous Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Cartoon, which is syndicated in 42 countries worldwide. The winner will be only the fifth ever to helm the pen for this historic series.
Company offers a once in a lifetime opportunity
Don Wimmer, who has been the illustrator since 1989 recently retired, creating this unique opportunity.
The new artist will work from Ripley’s new offices in Orlando, Florida and will be involved in additional aspects of the Ripley organization, such as exhibit illustrations and collateral material for its 47 attractions in 10 countries, including the Believe it or Not! museums.
The Ripley’s cartoon has been in syndication since 1989 by United Media. Prior to that, King Features ran it from 1929, when it was first syndicated, to 1989. Robert Ripley drew the cartoon for the New York Globe, from 1918 until 1923, and then was independent until King Features picked him up. Ripley drew his last cartoon in 1949, the same year he died.
The cartoon is seen daily in nearly 200 newspapers, in 42 countries in 17 languages.
The position needs to be filled quickly, and artists are urged to reply quickly. Send one illustration sample along with a brief resume to firstname.lastname@example.org