Welcome to ClogstonArt!

This website is the online home of Gabe Clogston, artist, graphic designer, editorial cartoonist and more. On this site you will find all of my cartoons and comics I have done over the years, and well as examples of my logo design, graphic design, advertising design, and other artwork. To view my work select the category you are interested in viewing from the drop down menu on the right side of this page. Feel free to leave questions or comments on any of my pieces, or if you are looking to contact me about some freelance work you will also find my contact information on the right side bar as well. Thank you, and enjoy! – Gabe Clogston

Letters to the Editor

You can’t please all the people, all the time…

Drunken Race Fans?
Letter to the Editor, Highlands Today, 03/10/08
Short and sweet, the cartoon displaying a race driver and a team member in the pit discussing the high cost of gasoline and suggesting the 12 hours of Sebring race be cut to 3 hours is understandable and funny. But cartoonist, Gabe Clogston, also implying in words that everyone at the race is drunk and probably wouldn’t notice the time change anyway is not funny. I am surprised Highlands Today would allow Clogston the privilege of insulting the fans of this yearly event. You need a little tuning up yourself, Gabe. May I suggest that if a race fan can pronounce “Clogston” they are considered sober. I hope you take that as funny!
Carl Hoyt, Sebring

Crude and vulgar cartoon
Letter to the Editor, Highlands Today, 10/04/11
My dad taught me when one resorts to vulgar language, especially publicly, it is an indication that one is either ignorant or bent on being crude. I don’t need to call your cartoonist, Gabe Clogston, either ignorant or crude, for he has shown himself to be both. His choice of words in Sunday’s paper seems to indicate his junior-high mentality. He would feel right at home walking the halls of our high schools in today’s culture. Please edit this person’s work since many of your subscribers have youngsters in residence and their young minds will consider what is printed in the newspaper to be acceptable, while it is just gutter or bathroom language. While I do not know if this is a local cartoonist or not, your readers will easily assume Highlands Today thinks it’s cute. His parlance seems to be the norm today and that’s sad. Guess I may be considered a prude, but at least my dad would not be ashamed of me. Here’s a hooray for the fine English teachers in our county and a boo to the cartoonist; may he incorporate more maturity in his attempt at humor.
Bob Hjort, Lake Placid

Bad cartoon
Letter to the Editor, Highlands Today, 02/17/12
Not only was Sunday’s “Local Look” by Gabe Clogston, comparing the Eucharist to birth control pills, an affront to Catholics, but it also shows remarkably bad judgment by an editor who allowed it to be published.
What can we expect next? Perhaps the Jewish menorah being portrayed as the devil’s pitchfork?
James Freyler, Sebring

Political cartoons
Letter to the Editor, Highlands Today, 07/09/12
We look forward to, and appreciate, the political cartoons by Gabe Clogston on Sunday mornings. Not only is Mr. Clogston very talented as far as his drawings go, but he “hits it out of the park” on the subject matter. It is obvious a great deal of thought and feelings go into his work.
Niel and Carole Muir, Sebring

Not Howdy Doody
Letter to the Editor, Agri-Leader, 05/29/13
Adam Putnam is a great young man and a most qualified commissioner of agriculture. Gabe Clogston’s “cartoon“, I guess, was supposed to be comical, but picturing Adam as the clown “Howdy Doody” was in poor taste to me. There is nothing more cheery than a red-headed, freckle-faced Florida Cracker like Adam. It reminds me (of myself) as a boy growing up with freckles in Sulphur Springs north of Tampa. Adam is doing a great job, and some day I hope he is Governor of our great state. Gabe, be creative in cartooning and don’t copy someone else’s character. Looks like an infringement to me.
Bob Hjort, Lake Placid

Cartoons are right on target
Letter to the Editor, Highlands News-Sun, 04/12/17
Kudos to Gabe Clogston for his “Local Look” political cartoons. The last two were great – especially the “Dumpster controversy” one.
I am looking forward to many more.
I know it is difficult to find someone in a smaller town who can make such creative, well-done and spot-on items. We are, indeed, lucky.
Thank you, sir.
David J.W. Schmidt, Sebring

‘Canes deserve more respect
Letter to the Editor, Highlands News-Sun, 06/09/17
Re: Gabe’s (whoever that is) stupid cartoon “Miami Hurricanes Mostly Hot Air
FYI, Gabe, the ‘Canes have won no less than 10 national championships in football and baseball, and are regarded by anyone who has a clue as the greatest college football dynasty of all time.
They have beaten the anemic Florida Gators seven out of the last eight times they’ve played them in football, and next year the ‘Canes are projected to land a top three recruiting class.
Oh, and don’t forget their ACC basketball championship. But don’t worry, that’s only the best conference in the country. You know, Duke, North Carolina, and Virginia? Have you ever heard of Clemson? No, I didn’t think so.
The University of Miami — held in high esteem academically and more first round NFL draft picks than anyone. Wise up, Gabe.
Ozzie Keagy, Lake Placid

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