Drawn by Fire – Fire Service Editorial Cartoons by Paul Combs
The Michigan Firehouse Museum & Education Center is very pleased to present an exhibition of the artwork of Paul Combs. This special exhibition of thirty of Mr. Combs’ fire service cartoons will open on Thursday, July 21 and remain on exhibit at the museum through September 30, 2016.
Paul Combs is a classically trained artist, cartoonist, and firefighter/EMT. He is the editorial cartoonist for Fire Engineering Magazine, FireRescue Magazine, JEMS, and a nationally syndicated political cartoonist. He is the author of three books: Drawn by Fire, Drawn by Fire, Too, and Drawing Lines. He has worked for the fire service for 21 years and is currently a fire fighter for the City of Bryan Fire Department (Ohio).
Paul’s artwork combines his artistic talent for drawing, with his fire service experience, and his amazing sense of humor to bring to the forefront important issues facing the fire service profession today. Paul’s cartoons appeal to both the fire service and to the general public.
Join us on Thursday, July 21, at 7pm for a very special presentation by Paul Combs & Artist Reception. Mr. Combs will be at the Michigan Firehouse Museum to present The Art of Making a Difference – a special talk where you will get an inside look at Paul’s creative process and see what makes one of his zany cartoons come to life. Paul will also show a selection of work that has made a difference in his career and share the cartoons that evoked the strongest reactions- the good, the bad, and the hilarious. Tickets for this special evening are $10 for members; $20 for non-members (includes a 1-year individual membership to the museum). Light appetizers and drinks will be served.