PCA&D faculty member and freelance illustrator Charles Beyl signed copies of the 2010 edition of "Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year" during a book signing at Barnes & Noble, Lancaster.
Charlie is an illustration instructor in PCA&D's communication arts department. He is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, the Society of Illustrators, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Some of his clients include the Lancaster, Pa. Sunday News, Johns Hopkins University Magazine, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fire Protection Association and McGraw-Hill, among others.
Charlie has also been working for the National Fire Prevention Association since 1985 doing images of Sparky the Fire Dog for fire safety publications.
The three cartoons included in the 2010 "Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year" compilation are: Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman Gutierrez, whom we know as "Octomom," pushing an overturned baby carriage: "I think this is what they call a 'tipping point.' "; A family dinner table at which everyone is texting: "Honey ... My battery is dead. Could you tweet Sissy to pass the ketchup ... Honey?"; And a newly renamed car dealership where a a couple are squeezed into a small Fiat: "It doesn't feel like a Chrysler." which is shown above.
Charlie is one of seven faculty members at PCA&D who led students through the second annual 24-hour Designathon (held in February 2010).