Still goin' strong
Donnie PItchford grew up like the rest of us from the 50’s and 60’s loving to watch cartoons and reading the Sunday comic strips. Popeye was one of his favorites. He discovered a love for drawing and illustrating these beloved cartoon characters at the age of five. His mom would always put his drawings on the refrigerator. Unlike a lot of kids who grow out of that stage, Donnie did not. He stayed with it and honed his talent. When he was in school, teachers were always asking him to draw posters or create projects to place around the classrooms. He had no formal training until college.