GREENVILLE — After a couple year hiatus, editorial cartoonist Paul Ackley is returning to the pages of the Daily Advocate. Beginning with Friday’s edition, readers will once again be able to get Ackley’s take on local issues and the leaders in the community. His cartoons will run every Friday.
Ackley is an Associated Press award winning cartoonist and is able to capture his thoughts on the direction of the community in his drawings. From his laugh-out-loud drawings about the Darke County Fair or sentimental remembrances of some of our community leaders that have passed on, Ackley is able stir a wide range of emotions in his drawings.
A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Ackley has been an active Editorial Cartoonist for over 30 years. In 2009 and 2010, he was awarded ”Best Editorial Cartoonist” by the Ohio Associated Press. In 2010, he received the Good Citizen Award for his Editorial Cartoons from the Ohio House of Representatives. One of the highlights of his career was when Ackley had a drawing displayed in House Speaker John Boehner’s Washington D.C. office.
In addition to his work as an artist and sign maker, Ackley is a proud tribal member of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Northern Wisconsin.
Ackley has lent his talents to many organizations over the years, including the Greenville Boys & Girls Club. His watercolor painting of the Community Christmas Tree in Annie Oakley Park is currently available as a print or stop in at the club to bid on the original. The funds will be used to help support the mission of the club.