Rich Powell

Asheboro, NC

I live in central North Carolina in a small town called Asheboro. My illustration work appears in many places and I was a regular contributor to MAD and I still appear in Highlights. My syndicated cartoon panel “Wide Open!” is being distributed by Universal Uclick. In 2015 it was nominated by the NCS for the Best On-Line Short Form Cartoon. In 2021 and 2022, it won!  My line of humorous wildlife art, Callahan’s Quest for Adventure won the Silver Reuben for Product Illustration  in 2014 and the Our State television show that featured me illustrating Andy Griffith’s “What it Was, Was Football” won the Emmy for Best Magazine Program at the  31st Midsouth Emmy Awards.

I began my career as a conceptual artist  and art director at Sierra On-Line, a pioneer in the computer game industry and my work appeared in such beloved titles as King’s Quest, Space Quest and Quest for Glory among many others.

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