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Published December 30 2012

Daily life inspires North Dakota cartoonist

WAHPETON, N.D. — A North Dakota woman who's been creating cartoons for decades says she draws inspiration from daily life and never runs out of ideas.

Penny Nash started drawing cartoons while working on a Lidgerwood farm with her husband in 1977. She started sketching in her downtime.

That led to a weekly cartoon in the News-Monitor starting in May 1999. Some 675 comics later, Nash says she never has to worry about finding new material to inspire her.

A part-time English teacher, Nash says her husband, two sons, friends and students have appeared in her artwork, though she alters their appearances to avoid embarrassing them.

She tells the Wahpeton Daily News that fans will likely see new characters, too, as she dives into life as a grandparent.