Scott Brown: Cartoonist
The story of an Ohio cartoonist who made a great chocolate soda.
Website under construction
Scott Brown published cartoons locally in the Mansfield News Journal and nationally in Colliers, the New Yorker, and the Saturday Evening Post. Mansfield residents still remember him fondly as the proprietor of Brown's Soda Shop, where generations of locals enjoyed his chocolate sodas, cartoons, weather predictions, and gag gifts. Most of his work is archived at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at Ohio State University, alongside the works of cartoonists such as Charles Schulz (Peanuts) and Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes).
Scott Brown: Cartoonist tells the story of my grandfather's life. The book contains his cartoons, early work, family pictures, artwork, and other memorabilia from museum displays, museum archives, magazines, and private collections. Many of the images in this book have never been seen by the public. The book includes artifacts from my own collection, and my childhood recollections of him and the Soda Shop.
This website will go live shortly before the book is published in the late spring 2023.
It will contain a vast amount of information including:
- Commentary and further information to augment the stories in the book
- many more cartoons and images from Scott Browh
- more detailed information about the pioneers and their descendents
- family photographs
- genealogic information going back to the middle ages and forward into the 20th century
- gravesite information