Jim Snook has been an Outdoor Sports Cartoonist for the last 30+ years, marketing hunting, fishing, RV and Golfing posters, books, calendars, and
art prints world wide. He is an avid photographer and oil painter as well, and when he's not creating he's usually outdoors soaking up inspiration. "The only thing wrong with being an artist is it's an indoor job." Says Jim,"I spend all of my spare time out-of-doors, because whether it's hunting, fishing, or simply exploring, everything is a potential cartoon, photograph or painting." And he's not planning on quitting any time soon. "I don't plan to retire. Cartoons and humor are easy for me. I count my blessings daily, because I'm blessed with just about everything, more so than anyone I know on this earth. But then, I was rich long before I made any money."
Jim Snook was born in Concordia, Kansas. His folks made their living in agriculture, but out of desperation moved their family to Oregon in 1944. He attended and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1954 and married his high school sweetheart, Loretta, in 1955. Jim spent four years in the US Air Force and then attended Southern Oregon college to earn his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees. He worked as a cartoonist for a short time, and then taught Art for eight years at Eagle Point High School. Jim and Loretta now live in Rocky Point on the peaceful shores of Oregon's Klamath Lake. They have four children, 20 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.