Duane Abel knew that he wanted to become a cartoonist in kindergarten. At the age of 15, he became the youngest syndicated cartoonist in America. Now, over 20 years later, he continues to exercise liberty to “do his thing” as a cartoonist by creating the comic strip series ZED. Duane has spent over two decades living out his pursuit of happiness in the world of cartoons, but the lessons and insights he shares with Pursuit Nation in Episode 26 apply far beyond the Sunday funnies. If you’re ready to finally pursue your childhood dreams, don’t miss this episode!
Duane Abel was the kid in class who was always talking too much and drawing cartoons. But his personality and passions have served him well in life. At the age of 15, Duane became the youngest syndicated cartoonist in the country with his comic strip series ZED. He attended college on a full tuition theatrical scholarship – majoring in scene stealing and overacting – and he signed his first book deal before the age of 20.
Today, Duane’s comic strip series ZED continues to appear in weekly newspapers nationwide. Duane is also a motivating and inspiring speaker who teaches audiences across America about the hidden values and lessons found within the Sunday Funnies.
Duane is the proud father of two boys and has been married to his college sweetheart Coral for fourteen years. And he is proof, in his words, that anyone can sound interesting on paper if they try hard enough.
Connect with Duane: CorkeyComics.com
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