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Generous Jim Siergey has allowed us to make this nartoon available as a t-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie or other merch. Click the shirt to choose from a variety of colors, styles, and sizes at our shop on TeePublic.com. Each purchase helps support this community newspaper. You can learn more about Jim Siergey’s unique style of art — nart — by reading the article we published in 2019: What is ‘nart’? You’ll know it when you see it.

Jim Siergey
Jim Siergey
Jim Siergey lived and worked in Chicago for 40 years before moving to Munster, Indiana, where he was discovered by The Lansing Journal during his first suburban art show. His signature "nart" is difficult to define, even for him, but most nartworks tend to be black-and-white illustrations, and most involve some sort of clever silliness or visual wordplay. The style is reminiscent of early animations like Steamboat Willie and 1950s Popeye cartoons (which Siergey concurs were an influence), and the humor evokes 1980s desk calendars from The Far Side series.