Political Cartoonist Jeff Koterba's Memoir Arrives Next Month

By: E&P Staff Nationally syndicated political cartoonist and jazz musician Jeff Koterba's new memoir will be released Nov. 3 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

?Inklings,? Koterba?s first book, looks back on his life and success, beginning with his childhood struggles with Tourette?s syndrome and his overbearing father, who also suffered from Tourette?s.

The book details Koterba?s attempts to overcome his domestic and personal problems and become an artist, a journey that Publisher?s Weekly says is written ?with an artist?s feeling for nuance and detail.?

Koterba joined the Omaha World-Herald in 1989, and his cartoons are distributed through King Features Syndicates to 400 newspapers. His work has been honored with multiple awards and recognitions, including a second-place finish at the National Headliner Awards and a finalist distinction for Editorial Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society.

?It is my understanding that most people with Tourette?s are creative in some way, so Tourette?s is to be celebrated, in my opinion,? Koterba said in a statement. ?I?m convinced that if it weren?t for the way my brain is wired I?d never be able to draw cartoons, play music, and most certainly write.?

?Inklings? is available at all major book outlets and retails for $25.


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