Rich Diesslin is a fulltime, freelance cartoonist and author doing what cartoonists do – mixing humor, topics of interest and silly drawings to create cartoons. He mostly does single-panel cartoons on a variety of topics, all family-friendly.
He has three primary areas of cartooning – 1) Out to Lunch (general single-panel), 2) KNOTS Scout Cartoons (scouting) and 3) the Cartoon Gospels (Christian). Out to Lunch cartoons are also syndicated and beginning to appear in more and more weekly newspapers. However, Rich also keep busy on freelance projects for the U.S. Scouting Service Project, various book publishing, The Jamboree Today Boy Scout Jamboree online newspaper, and others.
His web site is www.the-cartoonist.com and some current books that he has out include two Out to Lunch books, KNOTS Cartoons, A Journey Through Christian Theology and the Cartoon Gospel series. Some other background things include a B.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an M.A. in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton and he is a card carrying member of the National Cartoonists Society.
Books, ebooks, and cartoon collections:
- And the Final Answer Is …? – by William P. Anderson,
Illustrated by Rich Diesslin – November 2015 Diesslin Press – ISBN: 9780984887279 – Paperback Book –
Amazon.Com / Kindle ebook
- Out to Lunch Cartoons Useless Add-Ons!, November 2014, Diesslin Press, ISBN: 978-0-9848872-6-2, Color Paperback Book Amazon.Com / Color Kindle eBook
- KNOTS or Not CD, ISBN 0-9702244-6, 14 Years of Knots Cartoons!, June 1999 – December 2014, Cartoons from Collection on CD! Includes the KNOTS Cartoons eBook.
- The Comic Book of Luke, December 2013, Kindle eBook, ISBN 978-0-9848872-5-5
- Out to Lunch Animal Cartoons, February 2013 Diesslin Press
ISBN: 978-0-9848872-2-4,b/w Paperback Book, Color Kindle eBook, Full Color Deluxe Paperback
- Out to Lunch – Cartoons with an Appetite for the Ridiculous!, February 2012, Full Color Kindle eBook Version Amazon ISBN: 0984887210, or
B/W Paperback Version Amazon.Com ISBN: 978-0984887217
- The Cartoon Old Testament eBook, June 2011, Kindle eBook, B/W Paperback Version Amazon.Com, Full-Color Paperback Amazon.Com, Cartoon Old Testament on CD!
- Kindle editions of the Cartoon Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, 10 Commandments)Multiple ISBNs including 0-9702244-5-1
- KNOTS Cartoons Full Color Paperback Book!, June 1999 – September 2010
Releases: April 15, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-9702244-8-4 or Kindle eBook
- Second Edition of the best selling text book A Journey Through Christian Theology Fortress Press, May, 2010 ISBN 9780800696979
- Joseph: A Tale of Two Traditions, February 2007. ISBN 978-0-9702244-7-7
- The Cartoon Gospel of John, ACTA:Chicago, September 2004.
- The Cartoon Gospels, October 2002.
- The Cartoon Ten Commandments, available on fine websites everywhere.
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