Resumé of Ron Wheeler
Street address: 9818 Summit
Street, Kansas City MO 64114-3806
Ron has been a full time cartoonist/humor illustrator since 1980. He has worked primarily (but not exclusively) with Christian organizations and publishing companies. He is compelled by God to create cartoons to be a communication vehicle for spreading His Truths.
Some of his major accomplishments have been: the writing and illustrating of a line of Gospel oriented cartoon tracts which have sold over 50 million copies (see www.CartoonOfTheDay.com), a 20 year weekly teen oriented comic strip <http://cartoonworks.com/cgi-bin/jeremiah.cgi>, since 1990 the annual creation of the primary Vacation Bible School art for a major denominational curriculum provider, and the creation of 15,000 thousand images in self published clip art products (see www.FatFreeClipArt.com and www.DownloadableClipArt.com).
Ron has been married to his wife, Cindy, since 1984, and has three kids (Audrey, Byron, and Grace). Photo!
To create and illustrate cartoons, comic strips, and humor illustrations for publication use on a free-lance basis. Ron also has a heart for the entire creative process, often working on the writing and conceptualization process for his clients as well as product development for many of his own entrepreneurial projects.
• SELF-EMPLOYED (1980-present) – producing freelance cartoonwork and humor illustrations for various companies around the globe, including: American Tract Society, Assemblies of God, Awana Clubs International, Baker Book House, Barbour and Company, Beacon Hill Press, Children's Bible Hour, Children's Better Health Institute, Christian Focus, Christian Publications, Cook Communications, Creative Media Group, Discovery House Books, Faith 'n Stuff, Faith and Life Press, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Focus on the Family, Good Family Magazines, Good News Publishers, Gospel Light, Gospel Missionary Union, Homeschooling Today Magazine, Kansas City Chiefs Football Team, Kansas City Royals Baseball Club, Kendall/Hunt Publishers, Light & Life Magazine, Marketing Associates International, Marketing Partners, Mel Bay Publications, Nazarene Publishing House, Premier Sports, Radio Bible Class, Regular Baptist Press, Review & Herald Publishing, Shining Star, Standard Publishing Co., Strang Communications, Teaching & Learning Co., Tyndale House, Vista, Youth for Christ, Zondervan, and many, many others.
Projects have included: posters, book covers, magazine covers, greeting cards, buttons, brochures, flyers, promotional materials, comic strips, tracts, curriculum, T- shirts, VBS materials, book covers, and magazine illustrations. To see an extensive portfolio of some of this work visit www.ronwheeler.com
• MARITZ MOTIVATION COMPANY, St. Louis, MO (1978-1979) - worked as Creative Director, job entailed the development and implementation of sales incentive programs.
• RALSTON PURINA COMPANY, St. Louis, MO (1977) - worked in the Corporate Development Training Program.
University of Nebraska Bachelor of Science Degree (1976)
Major–Business Administration; Minors–Art, Math, Economics
Colonial Presbyterian Church (has served as an Elder and as Deacon)
Evangelical Press Association, Associate Member
Delta Upsilon Fraternity
Additional references will be furnished upon request.