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Johnson’s cartoons add sizzle to the Reporter | Letter
I want you to know how much I enjoy opening to your paper’s opinion page and finding Jeff Johnson’s editorial cartoon. I think it’s one of the best features in your Reporter. Johnson’s cartoon art always makes me smile and I always learn something.
Johnson has an amazing knack of combining art with the use of just a few words to create a powerful message. His work is very creative and entertaining. I consider his art somewhat comparable to a poem in that it combines words with form and structure to create an impression.
The City of Redmond and Arts Commission have recently taken great strides to promote and enhance art in our community — installation art, street art, public works art, outdoor art and even tree house art is in the planning stages. I hope the Arts Commission will take a second look at Johnson’s cartoon art and consider bringing his work into their portfolio.
Yes, Johnson’s sketchings carry an opinion and it gets people talking; just what good art is supposed to do.
Johnson’s art is a part of our culture. Johnson and his family are longtime Redmond residents, he teaches sketching to school children, and for years he’s played a big part in adding sizzle to the Redmond Reporter. I hope one day the city will see fit to recognize Johnson as a local artist.
Bob Yoder, Redmond