March 17, 2012 scottcjones

Once I’d mastered the art of the fire-prevention poster–and landed first-prize three years in a row, which consisted of a satin blue ribbon and a hand-crushing handshake from the chief of the volunteer fire department–I grew restless as an artist and began looking for new challenges. I got wind of another contest being held in the nearby city of Rome at the Zayre Department Store. I decided to investigate. (more…)