Charlie Podrebarac’s cartoons have appeared in newspapers around the world as well as in magazines such as Business Law Today, Nickelodeon, Playboy, The New York Times Book Review, Kansas Alumni Magazine and Veterinary Medicine. His two comics “CowTown” and “FatCats” appear daily on GoComics.com and its mobile app.
CowTown is a single-panel comic drawn for the Kansas City Star Magazine since 1984. It shares the stories of pigs, poultry, cats dogs, ninnies, aliens, Elvis impersonators, Bigfoot, clowns and a guy named Bob interacting in museums, bars, coffeehouses, homes, offices, zoos, aquariums, casinos, hot tubs and yes, barbecues. FatCats is about a family of feline blue bloods who thrive on excess wealth, power and catnip.
In addition, Podrebarac produced thousands of greeting cards, calendars and promotions for companies such as Hallmark, American Greetings, Paramount, Current, the Kansas City Chiefs, Black & Veatch, Polsinelli, Boulevard Beer, WireCo WorldGroup, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the City Market (Kansas City). He has also created advertising art for clients including Sprint, MasterCard, Book of the Month Club, Westar, Kansas City International Airport, the Las Vegas International Airport, MetLife, SkiBikeFun and MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream Treateries.
A resident of the Kansas City area and a University of Kansas graduate, Podrebarac is very active in his community. In 2013, he was chosen to produce a mural for the Kansas City Chiefs’ Arts Program, which is displayed at Arrowhead Stadium. Charity work includes Back in the Swing (breast cancer awareness), Wayside Waifs, the Kemper Museum of Art, the National WWI Museum, the Strawberry Hill Museum, St. Luke’s Northland Hospital, the American Cancer Society and various charity auctions. On a tasty note, Podrebarac co-founded Cowtown Barbecue Products with his wife, Alicia, and the owners of Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue Restaurant in Kansas City.
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