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WUCF ARTISODES profiles popular cartoonist

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On this week’s edition of Artisodes, meet a man who’s work is featured daily in newspapers around the world.

Cartoonist Mike Peters was once told by a teacher that he better grow up because “you can’t always draw cartoons.”  But the Orlando artist instead makes a living doing just that.

Peters began his career in 1969, drawing editorial cartoons that became nationally syndicated in 1972. A few years, and a Pulitzer Prize later, Peters began Mother Goose and Grimm, which is now syndicated around the world.

“I think of things, I write things down that my kids say, or things I hear on the news or what I see at the grocery story and then I try to make it into something that’s funny that people hopefully laugh at,” said Peters.  “I know when I’m hitting my truth it will hit the truth of a thousand other people out there.”

See his work and how he finds inspiration Thursday on Artisodes.

WUCF Artisodes airs each Thursday on WUCF TV at 8 p.m.