Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to two brilliant visual journalists…
Jeff Drew is senior editor for the Journal of Accountancy at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Raleigh, N.C. A 1994 graduate of N.C. State University in Raleigh, Jeff spent four years as a sports copy editor for the News & Observer until joining the Total Sports web operation as managing editor in 1997. Total Sports morphed into Quokka Sports and then shut down in 2001. Shortly after, Jeff joined the Triangle Business Journal as associate editor. He moved to his current position in 2011. Find his Twitter feed here. Jeff turns 45 today.
Rick Tuma is an artist, designer and illustrator for the Chicago Tribune. A graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Rick has worked for the Tribune since 1983. I wrote about him most recently here, here and here. Rick also runs a free-lance studio on the side. Find his web site here and his Twitter feed here.
Jeff and Rick share a birthday with actors Donovan Edward Patton (Joe from Blue’s Clues), Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar, George Coleman Eads III, James Timothy “Tim” Daly, Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem, Alan Willis Jeffery (better known as Alan Thicke), Dirk Niewoehner (better known as Dirk Benedict), Catherine Bachman (better known as Catherine Bach), James David Graham Niven and Konrad Robert Falkowski (better known as Robert Conrad); musicians Justin Drew Bieber, Kesha Rose Sebert (better known as Ke$ha), Ryan Peake (of Nickelback), Alton Glenn Miller, Harold George Belafonete Jr. (better known as Harry Belafonte) and Roger Harry Daltry; directors Ronald William “Ron” Howard and Zachary Edward “Zack” Snyder; poet Ralph Waldo Emerson; onetime Supreme Court nominee Robert Heron Bork; sports greats Stephen Lamont Davis, Elvin Lamont Bethea and Lino Dante “Alan” Ameche (all three football), Alvin Ray “Pete” Rozelle (NFL commissioner), Mayce Edward Christopher “Chris” Webber III (basketball), Ronald Michael “Ron” Francis Jr. (hockey) and sports announcer Harry Christopher Carabina (better known as Harry Caray).
In addition, today is Pig Day, World Compliment Day, Daughters and Sons Day, Endometriosis Day, Namesake Day, National Horse Protection Day, National Peanut Lovers Day, Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day and National Black Women and Jazz and the Arts Day. Seriously.
Have a wonderful birthday, you two! Best wishes!