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March 13, 2015

Oscar Case Draws ‘Em Like He Sees ‘Em

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashedit @ 3:54 am

ElaineI’ve known Oscar Case since my days as Editor at Large for Beat to a Pulp. He is possibly the longest-running reader of Ashedit. Currently working on his 9th western novel, Oscar is also a talented and droll cartoonist. The way he captures expressions with a simple line drawing is amazing. After Charlie Hebdo, I decided it was high time to celebrate the cartoonists in my life. So take it away Oscar…

Oscar headshot

OSCAR CASE: The people who were my greatest influence were my high school art teacher and a teen-aged friend up the street. The teacher encouraged me to practice and practice, but the kid up the street showed me how. He could draw about anything and do a great job. He was a natural artist. I wonder whatever became of him? I was also influenced by the people who drew the comic books and strips in the paper. They made it look so easy.

Charles Dickens

I don’t have a favorite cartoonist because I admire anyone who draws, but I have liked certain cartoon strips and books over the years: Joe Palooka, Li’l Abner, Maggie and Jiggs, Dick Tracy, Andy Capp is a favorite, used to read the Superman comics, etc., and all the others because they have kept me entertained and provided comic relief throughout the days and years. Don’t much care for sci-fi or horror comics, or those with a serious note in them. Some editorial cartoonists are excellent, but I have memory loss when it comes to the names.

Bret Harte, 3-8-14

I’ve always had a latent interest in art even before I took an Art class in high school way back, but my interest was re-awakened in the 70’s.  I did some miniatures in acrylics and a few larger items while unemployed. I did these for my own amusement to pass the time and gave most of them away. Other than the high school class, I’ve had no formal training. About five or six years ago, I took up doodling and messing around with cartoons and sketches of famous authors, and that’s where I am now.

Flaubert

As to my writing, I’m working on my ninth western. This one is about a young Indian who wants to become a preacher back in the days when about everyone hated Indians, and his ambitions keep getting diverted. I have been self-publishing on Create Space  after using a vanity press (iUniverse) for the first three or four. I can’t wait for for the publishing houses due to age (82), and have no complaints. I write for the average reader of westerns who may have a high school education or may not.

Javelina

Javelina 2

Javelina 3

ELAINE ASH: Where have you been published/where can we see more of your work?

I post most of it on my blog and on my page at Pinterest.com.

Stink Bugs, 1-2015

gila monstuh

gila monstuh2

ElaineOscar thank you so much! Elaine Ash

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8 Comments »

  1. Interesting guy. Where can we read an excerpt, Oscar?

    Comment by Jack Getze — March 13, 2015 @ 3:59 am

  2. Hi Jack! If you click Oscar’s name in the first line of the post, it will take you to his Amazon author page and all the books are linked there.Nice to hear from you. –Elaine

    Comment by ashedit — March 13, 2015 @ 5:52 am

  3. Thanks a bunch, Elaine, for the interview.

    Jack, I’m not quite ready to post an excerpt of the new project, but you can go to my author page as Elaine suggested for some earlier stuff. Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Oscar Case — March 14, 2015 @ 12:20 pm

  4. good interview. I’m a regular viewer at Oscar’s blog. a book of his cartoons might be a nice bit.

    Comment by charlesgramlich — March 15, 2015 @ 11:44 am

  5. Are you sure ‘thim critters’ is mean? Look kinda cute to me.

    Comment by Patsy — March 15, 2015 @ 12:45 pm

  6. Charles that’s a heck of an idea! I think oscar should do a book of cartoons! Elaine

    Comment by Anonymous — March 15, 2015 @ 12:53 pm

  7. Nice job, I have been following Oscar for quite a long time. I have read two of his western novels, fast paced, fun and well written, nice westerns.

    Comment by Neil Waring — March 15, 2015 @ 1:33 pm

  8. Thanks Charles, Neil and Patsy for the nice comments. As for a book of cartoons, Just don’t have enough yet, but I’ll keep it in mind. Again, thanks Elaine.

    Comment by Oscar Case — March 20, 2015 @ 2:33 pm


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