Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gene Patrick and the Passing Scene Part 1

Last week I was blogging about Gene's Hobby Hub, which in 1972 was right between Yala's Pizza and Dom & Luigi's Barber Shop on Oberlin Avenue. I hinted that Mr. Gene Patrick, the owner of Gene's Hobby Hub, had another occupation that showcased his talents on a weekly basis.

Jeff Rash, one of the regular readers (Thanks, Jeff!) of this blog guessed correctly that Mr. Patrick was an artist and cartoonist. His comic feature The Passing Scene ran in the Lorain Journal for many years, beginning in the mid-1960's and into the 1970's. (I'm not 100% sure of those dates.)
I always looked forward to The Passing Scene, which ran on Saturdays in the back section of the newspaper. I admired the simple style and gentle humor, as well as the great caricatures of both local and national figures.
The above samples are from May 1965 microfilms. Click on each for a larger view.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In 1968 and 1969 I was a staff photographer for the Lorain Journal and worked with Gene.

Did you know for a while he worked in television in Los Angeles? He was one of the background actors in the office of The Mary Tyler Show and can be seen in reruns.

Terry Thomas...
the photographer
Atlanta, Georgia