Teen’s Ideas End Up in ‘Rhymes’ and ‘Bizarro’ Comics

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By: E&P Staff

A North Carolina teen is a very young contributor to syndicated comics.

Victor Rivera, 16, submitted a gag that was the basis for a recent “Rhymes With Orange” comic by Hilary Price of King Features Syndicate, according to a story in The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C.

Also, Rivera was only 13 when cartoonist Dan Piraro used an idea of his in the King-distributed “Bizarro” panel. Eight more of Rivera’s gags have since turned up in “Bizarro.”

Piraro said only about 20 of his panels a year are based on someone else’s ideas, noted Matt Ehlers’ News & Observer story.

Rivera, an aspiring actor, also draws a comic for his high school newspaper.

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