|Today a dozen or so got together at Triad Park in
Kernersville to thank Tim Rickard for the 13 years of "The Joke's On
You" feature that would run in the Greensboro News & Record. It
was a great chance to meet some of the other captioning All-Stars and talk
about cartoons and writing captions for the entire two hours. Tim Tribbett
asked me to write a poem for the occasion, which I read before the group
too. The pictures I took and the poem are under the links to the left. It
was an absolute joy to meet Tim Rickard, but it was quite sad to have to
do it under such circumstances.
Thanks, Tim Rickard, for your dedication to this feature and bringing joy to so many people and giving us a chance to spread our comedic caption writing wings.
|Yesterday the News & Record had this little notice in
the spot where the weekly "Joke's On You" feature would
normally be located. The Joke's On You is apparently another casualty of
the disaster called 2020.
This is a feature that I have been a part of since January 2009, and it held many memories for me:
I emailed him that Friday morning expressing my surprise and shock at the sudden end to JOY. I was able to send him a couple zip files with all the cartoons contained on this site for the JOY to assist in his job hunt, since when he was let go, his access to the newpaper's archives of his work was gone. I am happy that I was able to help Tim in that way.
It has been a fun ride submitting captions for the Joke's On You, I wish Tim Rickard the best of luck in his job search. Don't forget, as the piece on the left says, you can still catch his work in his Brewster Rockit: Space Guy comic strip.
Six months to the day - Win #15!!!
WOWZERS! Win #14!!!!