New Hampshire’s own editorial cartoonist Mike Marland will be showcasing his work at InDepthNH.org starting Wednesday.
Marland, who was born in Littleton and raised in Lyman, says he “pretty much eats, sleeps and breathes cartoons & comics.”
He attended Lyman and Lisbon schools. He worked in local factories before landing a job at Courier Printing Co. in Littleton. A 10-year career in the printshop side of the newspaper business followed.
At the age of 18 Marland began drawing a weekly editorial cartoon for his “hometown” paper The Littleton Courier. Years and “umpteen editors” later, he continues to draw for them.
Marland is best known for his editorial cartoon work for the Concord Monitor. He has been freelancing cartoons to them for 28 years. He also draws a weekly satirical Sunday-funny-style comic for the Monitor about two NH legislators, Birch & Finch.
In addition to his editorial work, Marland draws a weekly rural humor comic strip, R.F.D. syndicated by King Features Weekly Service and is one of two gag writers for the long-running King Features daily comic strip Barney Google & Snuffy Smith.