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.