Cartoonist Scott Bullock ends Somewhat County run |

Cartoonist Scott Bullock ends Somewhat County run

LESLIE BREFELDSummit Daily NewsSummit County, CO
Special to the DailyPictured is the final Somewhat County cartoon by Scott Bullock, published in the Sunday, April 20 edition of the Summit Daily News.

SUMMIT COUNTY Sundays just got a little less funny in Somewhat, er, Summit County.Scott Bullock, creator of the Somewhat County comic strip, ended his cartoons run after 10 years in the Sunday edition of the Summit Daily News with last Sundays farewell cartoon.Although hes not out of ideas hes moving on to work on other creative endeavors he said he did sometimes have trouble coming up with cartoon themes. Yet Summits extreme conditions always bailed him out.Whenever I got stuck, I would do something on the weather, or what time of year it is, Bullock said.The comic got its start when former Summit Daily News editor Alex Miller (currently editor of the Vail Daily) came across his work. The two worked together on the idea and Bullock took it from there.I always thought the stuff he came up with was very sharp and very good satire, Miller said. Most of the time he tapped into Summit County truisms that anybody that lived there recognized to be true.

Bullock works as a UPS driver, and said as such he would hear the gossip of the day and sometimes be able to go directly to the source to find out more. He also read the Daily to get ideas for his panels.Bullock made his way out to the High Country through a job as an illustrator for a Breckenridge ad agency in 1986. He started off part-time with UPS to get better health insurance, and the job eventually became full-time. He moved to Fairplay 13 years ago.When asked why he will no longer be creating the cartoon, he said, Time goes so fast. I didnt realize how long Id been doing it. Im going to try and do other creative things.Bullock is hoping to delve into his painting work, and noted that, even my paintings contain humor.

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