Local author and artist set to work with students
A local author’s book release is scheduled for September 15 at 9 a.m. at Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES). The book, “I Brought a Hodag to School,” was written and illustrated by professional cartoonist Thomas Barnett who created Bob the Hodag. He was inspired to create Bob the Hodag after painting a mural of this character on the walls of NCES. After a fifth grader named him Bob, he came to life and inspired this children’s book series featuring the character.
Bob the Hodag even has a Facebook page for all his fans at www.facebook.com/BobtheHodag. Tom is a proud member of the National Cartoonists Society and delivers daily humor through his comic strip. He has published works from Stackpole books and American Angler magazine, and is also the illustrator for the Bible Pathway Adventures app to name a few.
Tom will spend the week working with each grade level discussing the process he went through to write and illustrate the book. He will also guide all the students through a “Let’s Draw Bob!” tutorial.
He will also be signing books for students and families during the week at NCES.
NCES is located at 9086 County Highway K, Harshaw, WI 54529. The phone number is 715-282-8200.