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From pen to computer
Ariail tapped for state's top arts award
Robert Ariail at work.JPG
Robert Ariail, the winner of this years Elizabeth ONeill Verner Award, works on one of his latest editorial cartoons. While he still designs his drawings using pen and ink, the cartoons color is actually added later through the use of a Wacom tablet and interactive stylist on his computer. Arial said the demand for more colorful cartoons has grown over the years as newspapers increasingly put content online. - photo by Michael Ulmer
Robert Ariail, a Camden resident and nationally syndicated cartoonist, has been named a recipient of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, South Carolina’s highest honor for the arts. Ariail said he has loved Verner’s artwork ever since he first saw it and was “very proud” to receive an award associated with her name. “She is one of the most well-known and loved artists in South Carolina history.