Earle Bowden’s Drawing from an Editor’s Life

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Earle Bowden’s Drawing from an Editor’s Life
by Earle Bowden

The politics, personalities and many editorial page crusades of the retired Pensacola News Journal editor and vice president, chairman of the editorial board and cartoonist-more than 1,250 cartoons and caricatures from more than forty years at the drawing board-spill over 472 pages of this historic graphic treasure. The journalist/illustrator presents drawings from his sports writing /cartooning years of 1950s to more than thirty years of his editorial-page cartoon commentary from the early 1960s to the 1990s. Bowden is now Editor Emeritus of the Pensacola News Journal.

Among the many humorous and satirical images are the strong symbolism of the American heritage and patriotism and the native Floridian’s devotion to the region of his birth. Here are graphic symbolism of Bowden’s many editorial dreams and two-barreled approach to his editorial persuasiveness.
His editorials and editorial cartoons demonstrate his convictions about Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola’s historical preservation movement, the Pensacola bay front and downtown redevelopment, preservation of Scenic

Meet the Author
Editor and vice president of the Pensacola News Journal, Jesse Earle Bowden is a prizewinning editorialist, political cartoonist and illustrator, book author, historical writer, and pioneer of Pensacola’s historical preservation movements.
Recognized as the “father” of Gulf Islands National Seashore, Bowden was a charter member of the GINS Advisory Commission and served throughout its existence (1971-1994), frequently as chairman and vice chairman. The National Park Service appointed him an honorary park ranger for his service to GINS.
A charter trustee of the Historic Pensacola Preservation Board in 1967, Bowden has twice served as chairman, the last from 1982 to the 1990s.
Since 1982, he has been chairman of the City of Pensacola’s Architectural Review Board. He served eight years (1978-1986) as president of the Pensacola Historical Society.
In 1981, he was general chairman for Pensacola’s Galvez Celebration; in 1985, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation selected him as Florida Preservationist of the Year.
A native of Altha, the Florida State University graduate and chairman of the News Journal editorial board won two national awards for editorial writing from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
His artwork has been exhibited in three Pensacola art museum shows and he has conducted cartooning workshops for the Pensacola Museum of Art and cartoon courses for Pensacola Junior College.
He has written eight books and edited the Emerald Coast Review; his writings- fiction, nonfiction and historical articles- and drawings appear in numerous books and publications. He was featured as “An Editor Who Draws His Own Cartoons” in the quarterly CartoonistProfiles.
An associate faculty member at the University of West Florida, Bowden teaches journalistic writing courses at the Pensacola school which awarded him an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, in 1985.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780942407846
Publisher: Father & Son Publishing
Publication date: 1/28/1996
Pages: 476
Sales rank: 1,413,404
Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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