Hattiesburg artist and syndicated cartoonist Ricky Nobile will be
in Jackson to autograph copies of his Southern Miss Golden Eagle
coloring book Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Rickey will
be signing copies of his coloring book at Lemuria Book Store, located
at 4465 I-55 N in Banner Hall.
always supported local artists and writers along with those around
the nation, and we are excited to have Ricky coming to Lemuria,"
said Bill Kehoe, special events manager. "The Southern Miss
Coloring Book fits wonderfully in our children's section, 'Oz.'"
to create something that would promote tradition at Southern Miss
to young people," said Nobile. "Everybody who knows me
knows I bleed black and gold."
The book features
three children on a campus tour, starting at the All-American Rose
Garden, which marks the entrance of the university's Hattiesburg
campus. On their journey, they visit the Hub, tailgate before a
football game and march with The Pride of Mississippi band and the
They also visit
prominent Southern Miss locations on the Gulf Coast. At Stennis
Space Center, the students ride a space shuttle, visit the 100-year-old
Friendship Oak Tree at the university's Gulf Park campus and observe
the variety of sea life at the J.L. Scott Aquarium.
is something for everyone who loves Southern Miss in the coloring
book," said Southern Miss President Dr. Shelby Thames.
purchased copies of the book for his office to give to visitors.
"Whether we have children who visit our office, or Southern
Miss supporters with children or grandchildren, everyone loves the
book. It is a really novel idea that is getting great attention."
toyed with the coloring book idea for about two years before going
forward with the project. "It took six months to decide on
what subjects to draw, do the artwork, get it approved and go to
print," he said.
30 years selling newspaper advertising before starting a freelance
cartoon business two years ago. His editorial cartoons are published
in 35 papers across Mississippi. He took a cartooning correspondence
course while in high school in Moorhead and majored in art at Mississippi
Delta Junior College and The University of Southern Mississippi.
always been a part-time cartoonist since I was a cartoonist at the
Student Printz, the student newspaper at Southern Miss, in 1968."