Gesso Feature artist, David M. Yates, has launched Norton & Ruford, a daily online comic strip.
Norton & Ruford features a pig and rooster engaged in conversation; but unlike most cartoons, the setting and the characters remains unchanged from strip to strip. The humor and relevancy of the strip lies in the ever-changing conversations and their take on topics of current affairs.
Yates, a lifelong resident of Edwardsville, Illinois, has been featured in around 100 art exhibitions throughout the St. Louis area, including Governor French Gallery. Over the last 20 years, Yates has focused on creating humorous oil on canvas bird portraits as well as displaying his photographs of birds.