From Staff Reports
Professional cartoonist, screenwriter and occasional screen actor Duane M. Abel is celebrating the release of his latest children’s book entitled BOWLERS: The Cereal Mascot, published by Bear Creek Enterprises.
In the new book, BOWLERS, a kid’s cereal mascot, leaves behind the world of TV commercials for a simpler life teaching children the value of a healthy breakfast until two evil cereal mascots are sent to help him change his mind!
Duane has been the cartoonist of the weekly comic strip series ZED for nearly 27 years, with the feature appearing in over 50 newspapers nationwide, including The Erwin Record. He has announced his intentions to create the comic strip for “at least 85 years” making him 100 years old when he surpasses that milestone, a feat that he calls “The Thrive Thru 85!”
His cartoons have also been featured in leading national magazines including “Woman’s World.” Also within the past month Duane’s screenwriting debut, the romantic comed, “The Greenoak Guardian,” just wrapped production in Carrollton, Ohio, with United Front Films and will be released in early 2023. Not only was he on hand the entire shoot as the writer and associate producer, but he also stepped in front of the cameras to play the supporting role of a brash Hollywood agent. Some of his other feature film acting credits include “Christmas Collision” (available on Amazon, Roku and Tubi) and “Bachelor’s Valentine.” Abel also presents the student assembly “Draw Your Destiny,” which to date has reached over 1,000 schools, 48 states and an estimated 500,000 students. He is a proud member of the National Cartoonists Society and past Ignatz Award Nominee.
“BOWLERS” has received glowing reviews from other cartoonists and bestselling authors. “Big Nate” creator Lincoln Peirce proclaimed: “Engaging and heartfelt, ‘BOWLERS’ enchants and educates in equal measure. It is a wonderful story that delivers its message with heart and humor!”
Meanwhile Terri Libenson, cartoonist and author of the bestselling “Emmie and Friends” series, declared, “BOWLERS is an adorable treat (without the sugar rush)!”
“BOWLERS” is 40 pages of cartoon fun and is available wherever books are sold including online at Amazon, Walmart and Barnes and Noble.