JIM WEICHERDING is an Award-Winning Cartoonist, Artist and Writer from New England.
His cartoon characters are used by numerous non-profit organizations, police and fire departments, hospitals and clinics, commercial businesses, advertising agencies, media groups that include Television, Radio and Newspapers and child safety and health advocates nationwide.
Jim’s Award-Winning Cartoon Characters and Written Content are featured on web sites across the country. His very popular cartoon characters for kids are called the ITTY BITTY SUPER DUPERS. These pint-sized super heroes are exciting and funny and kids can’t get enough of them! Jim’s very first publication, ITTY BITTY SUPER DUPERS VS. SCARY MONSTERS, was released on Halloween, October 31st, 2009, and received a great review in Comic Book Magazines. One comics critic wrote; “Jim’s artwork brings charm to the pages. His cartoon characters and storyline reminds me of the popular LOONEY TUNES Cartoon Characters and can be compared to Warner Bros. Jim’s story is funny and fun for kids and can be read again, and again.” This IBSD COLOROMIC BOOK, (combination Coloring and Comic Book), sold out in comic book stores quickly!
Media groups that include ABC Television and Citadel Broadcasting feature Jim’s ITTY BITTY SUPER DUPERS Coloring Cartoons on their web sites all the time for kids and families. Newspapers across New England also feature his cartoon characters as coloring contests for kids with new images monthly that are sponsored by businesses, companies and Corporate America. Over the years companies and organizations such as Meineke, Midas, Speedy Mufflers & Brakes, Garelick Farms Dairy, Rhody Fresh Milk, AAA, NHTSA, FEMA, NFPA, CDC, SAFE KIDS USA, SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE, American Academy of Pediatrics, Clear Channel Communications, NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX NETWORK have all branded with campaigns created by Jim that feature his cartoon characters and content for kids and families. FOX NETWORK even featured a Holiday Special during Christmas Vacation Week airing the episode two times on New England Fox Television that featured a child safety program created, written and developed by Jim that featured his cartoon characters, area police officers and firefighters and kids about Holiday Safety. Even received 2 listings in the TV Guide that week.
Jim is a very dedicated and creative individual when it comes to children and content. He never wants to send the wrong messages to kids and his work has been reviewed by child safety advocates nationwide with a thumbs up response for his creativity, dedication, artwork and written content.
ITTY BITTY SUPER DUPERS are also extremely entertaining for kids with great villains such as BULLY BOTS, ATTACK FORCE 5, ALIEONIONS and RUMBLE BUMBLES Cartoon Characters for those funny storyline ACTION-PACKED Cartoons and Comix. Jim puts “FUN” back in FUNNY.
Jim has received numerous awards, honors and recently a Citizen’s Service Medal from local, state and federal child safety advocate groups, police and fire departments and pediatric care givers for his continued creative efforts to help keep kids safer and healthier in their daily lives nationwide.
More About the Artist
Jim Weicherding grew up seeing first-hand the results of child injury and trauma due to his extensive stays at Shriner’s Hospital in Minnesota. Jim was born in St.Paul, Minn. From the time he was five years old until his 16th birthday, Jim spent months at a time at Shriner’s Hospital with wards filled with other kids that were hospitalized for numerous reasons related to injuries and trauma. Jim would create cartoons and artwork for the other kids to color in and draw as a way to help them forget about their pain and fears. The doctors and nurses would pass the artwork around to the kids and even display them on the walls of the hospital for parents.
When Jim entered grade school the teachers would pass out copies of Jim’s cartoons & artwork to the classrooms and would even read his short stories to the kids a couple of times a year. Jim was first published at the age of 9 in a school publication that went citywide into grade schools in St.Paul the year he moved to Rhode Island. When Jim entered High School his artistic talents were used on many levels for the students and faculty. He was always asked to create and illustrate regularly in school.
In the mid 1990’s Jim would find himself creating cartoon characters for child safety in newspapers in Rhode Island and then for child safety advocates and organizations that were searching for creative ways to help keep kids safe.
Buckleupallofus,The Fearless Dino Protector Squad, The Bus Stop Kids, and the Lil’ Skipper & Clam Cakes Cartoon Characters are just a few Intellectual Properties Jim has created for teaching kids about their safety and also raising awareness. Jim has received many awards and recognition for his dedicated creative contributions in regards to injury prevention and child safety. His talents have been, and continue to be, utilized by many local, state and federal child safety advocates and organizations.
Jim donates his cartoon characters as coloring cartoons and pages to police departments, fire departments, non-profit organizations, child safety advocates and media groups to be featured on their websites for kids and their families. That list continues to grow. Jim’s cartoon characters for child safety are also featured in tens-of-thousands of coloring books that are passed out to students into grade schools each year to help educate them about their safety. The characters are featured on safety tip items and products for kids and displayed on giant billboards to remind kids and families to be safe. Buckle up all of us, The Fearless Dino Protector Squad, The Bus Stop Kids and the Lil’ Skipper & Clam Cakes Cartoon Characters are featured in their own Kids Newspaper and on restaurant menus and placemats teaching kids and their families to be safer when on the roadway, in their homes, at the bus stop or at school and on the water every day.
Jim’s future plans include Children’s Picture, Coloring and Activities Books as well as a series of Animated DVD’s for kids featuring all of his very popular cartoon characters and storylines.
Anyone with any questions regarding Jim’s cartoon characters and storylines can contact the creator directly at jwpisces14@ aol.com