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Parent hands a book as a gift to teenager slouching comfortably in a wing chair: "I thought I'd get a book that was quietly encouraging, something that imparts an insightful path to a life full of enrichment — but then I remembered it was for you. Here's your book of fart jokes."

About the artist: Frank Pauer is a cartoonist-in-residence for the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop. He is the editor emeritus of The Cartoon!st, the newsletter of the National Cartoonists Society, from which he received the Charles M. Schulz Award for Cartooning and the Silver T-Square. Now retired, he was the art director for the University of Dayton Magazine from 1991 to 2018, following a career as a staff artist at the Dayton Daily News and the Journal Herald.


Copyright © 2017, Frank Pauer. All rights reserved.


Erma Bombeck, humor writing, Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, University of Dayton, cartoonist, National Cartoonists Society


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