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'Hortoons' Creator Reveals 10th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. Logo


Dave Horton, creator of Hortoons, reveals the 10th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. logo depicting his lovable animal characters motivating two of the human runners. “The idea for the logo came from thinking about how Florida wildlife motivates runners,” said Horton. “I’m sure as a Florida panther, alligator, snake or lynx threaten to bite the two runners, these F.I.S.H. 10K runners will most likely finish in the top two. Now, that is motivation.”

Horton has created the previous eight race logos – all marked with his wit. He has been cartooning since he was child growing up in Illinois. His father, who worked for the government, would bring home scores of unwanted paper and Horton would draw on all of it. He was awarded Best College Comic Strip from Illinois State University and went on to be an artist and writer for Hallmark Cards.

“We enjoy the logos Dave creates,” says F.I.S.H. 10K Race Committee Co-chair Ed Ridlehoover. “His artistic talent and sense of humor are undeniable. We are grateful for his contribution.”

Hortoons has become a popular comic in which Horton gives wildlife human characteristics in humorous settings. “I'm obsessed with alligators, raccoons, turtles and birds and other wildlife,” says Horton. “Giving them human characteristics sometimes makes funny conflicts with people.” The Hortoon-style race logo will appear on the font of t-shirts worn by runners, race posters, as well as make an appearance in each announcement published for qualifying race sponsors.

The 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. is set for Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Sanibel Community House. A variety of race sponsorships are available. Anyone who is interested should contact Diane Cortese at drcortese@embarqmial.com or Pete Bender at benderlaw@juno.com or call 239-472-5220.

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