Multiple Grammy-Nominated Trombonist, Composer, Songwriter, Author and Cartoonist
Edwards Instruments Artist. Steve Wiest plays the Custom T302 Excalibur Trombone and Griego-Steve Wiest Mouthpiece Exclusively
In my polymath wanderings through the years, my first career idea was cartooning. I absolutely ADORED the comic strips in the daily papers of old. How cool was THAT? –every day a colection of news, sports and comics delivered right to your house. Such a deal! As far as the artwork, I really loved Al Cap's "Li'l Abner" and Johnny Hart's "B.C." Later on, I would be captivated by the mastery of Bob Watterson's "Calvin and Hobbes" and the great Yoda himself Gary Larson.
At one point (circa 2004-5) I actually took a stab at trying to syndicate a strip that I called "Quiddit." I thought this was a brilliant concept (of course I did!) ...kind of like a "Far Side" (greatest cartoon strip ever created IMHO) with multiple panels. Alas, the good folks at over 40 syndicates disagreed.
I take some solace now in the fact that almost all of those syndicates themselves have been rejected and that the internet has no editors or quality control. Therefore, and to wit: I have now published my cartoons.
I hope that you enjoy them. If you don't like them, you should start a syndicate!
(stay tuned for NEW strips soon...)
BONUS: I am now available for cartoon commissions. Whether it be a li'l sumthin-sumthin to spice up your otherwise scholarly or bidnis oriented book or website, a straight up hilarious stand-alone cartoon just cuz you wanna laugh, or perhaps a cartoon-style logo, I am on board! Let's talk Yo (Wiestian Email)