"BC," "Dennis the Menace," the "Wizard of ID" and "Agnes" are helping celebrate the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary. Ten nationally recognized cartoonists are participating in the tribute.
Starting today and continuing through Aug. 4, a different nationally recognized cartoonist’s work will appear in Jamboree Today, the daily newspaper of the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. Each cartoon strip or panel will feature a different newspaper cartoonist’s tribute to Boy Scouting.
The cartoons began running nationally Monday in the newspapers that regularly feature them. The strips will reach tens of thousands of regular newspaper readers and well as the more than 40,000 Scouts and Scout leaders at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.
“B.C.,” by Mason Mastroianni, and “The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee,” by John Hambrock, appear in today’s issue of Jamboree Today, to be followed by eight other strips. Tony Cochran will round out the week with a three-day series of "Agnes." The last "Agnes" strip will appear on the Jamboree Website.
Other cartoonists and their cartoons include Dave Coverly, "Speed Bump;" Chad Carpenter, "Tundra;" Mark Parisi, "Off the Mark;" Marcus Hamilton, the daily "Dennis the Menace," and Ron Ferdinand, the Sunday "Dennis the Menace;" Mason and Mick Mastroianni and Jeff Parker, "BC" and the "Wizard of Id."
Rich Diesslin, a cartoonist and active scout leader from Beavercreek, Ohio, extended the offer to participate in the Scout centennial celebration through the National Cartoonist Society. Diesslin, who is the cartoonist for Jamboree Today, coordinated the effort with his fellow cartoonists