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Cartoonist Charley Krebs featured at North Riverside library

NORTH RIVERSIDE – Charley Krebs, current Chicago Jazz Magazine cartoonist, former Suburban Life cartoonist and long-time Riverside resident, will present his music-centric cartoons in an exhibit running until April 30 at the North Riverside Public Library, 2400 S. Des Plaines Ave.

Krebs began drawing cartoons as a boy, inspired by DC and Marvel Comics, Mad Magazine and cartoon strips like Peanuts and Dick Tracy. His skills continued to develop during his time as a cartoonist for the student newspapers at Morton East High School and Morton College.

Besides freelancing for various publications after graduation, Krebs has worked as an art director and cartooning instructor.

The showing coincides with the library's annual National Jazz Appreciation Month celebration. A jazz concert featuring The Lady T Jazz Band on April 23 highlights the event.

More information is available at 708-447-0869, or by visiting www.northriversidelibrary.org.

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