Currently, Coffee Hound is featuring the cartoons of Darren Humphreys at both Hounds. Humphreys cartoons went up September 14th and will be there until the 14th of October. Here is a word straight from the artist. Definitely stop into the Hound before these cartoons move on!
"My name is Darren Humphreys, and mine is one of the two names you'll see on the almost seventy cartoons currently on display at the two Coffee Hound locations in Bloomington-Normal. The other name is John P Schmelzer's, who is a professional illustrator based in Oak Park, IL.
I'm a stay-at-home dad who lives in Bloomington, and as I neared middle-age, finally decided to satisfy a long-held desire to express myself artistically, though I was completely lacking in any formal art training and experience. Inspired by some of the great cartoonists of the recent past (see below), I knew I wanted to cartoon, and made my decision knowing I'd need an illustrating partner. It was my very great fortune to discover John online, and we have been collaborating for more than five years. John drew all the cartoons on display, while I conceived their concepts, wrote their texts (if any), and directed John's artwork.