Dave Sattler is a fine friend of mine. Dave’s father sold me my first business cards when I was 13 and beginning my magic business. Since then Dave has inherited Lafayette Printing, but he is also known as a premier illustrator and cartoonist. He will read the title of this blog and cringe. “…the Norman Rockwell of Lafayette? Are you kidding me?” I can hear him now. I would argue that Dave has captured the thoughts, feelings and events of Greater Lafayette on his canvas for decades. He has been the editorial cartoonist for the Lafayette Journal & Courier for nearly 40 years! Every Sunday brings another editorial cartoon involving some event or controversy in our town.
A few years ago, I was surprised with a memorable gift. Dave thanked me for a favor I had done for him. I don’t even remember what the favor was, but I got the larger half of that deal. Dave illustrated the fun cartoon you see above. I’m flattered by the image, and I’m privileged to know one of the greatest:
dinner bell salesmen
I will ever have. Thank you, Dave Sattler!