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Meet Our Staff

Bruce H. Bolinger CEO

Bruce Bolinger graduated Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and moved east in 1968 to work for Brady Publishing Company, a textbook publisher. In 1976 Bruce and his mate, Valerie, began a freelance commercial art studio that produced thousands of images that graced textbooks, presentations, greeting cards and even his own comix series. The direction of art produced turned toward cartoons and humorous illustrations and in 1988 Bruce was hired by the great, now late, Don Martin, cartoonist of Mad Magazine fame. Bruce inked Don's final artworks when Don switched from Mad to Cracked Magazine in 1987. Bruce had the privilege of working with Don for three years, then went on to contribute cartoons to Cracked magazine for a decade.

Today Bruce still freelances fulfilling commissions, contributing bi-weekly cartoons to and, producing artwork for the commercial market and selling originals on Ebay, the auction site. He's still having a good time...

Valerie Bolinger
CEO Supervisor

Valerie is Bruce's full-time partner in Freehold Studio and the projects that find their way to the studio door. She has handled the day-to-day business end of the effort, from paperwork and scheduling to promotion. Without her continuing, tireless effort the Studio would not exist.

Twice a day she still stops by to throw scraps into Bruce's cage.

Our Philosophy


Our goal is customized communication by way of the cartoon and the humorous illustration. We'll put that bright spot where you need it, on time and on your budget. And we get to work at home in our bathrobes...

Contract Bruce now for all your cartoon needs, before he moves into the Old Cartoonist's Home.

Freehold Studio* 621 Dutch Run Road* Nicktown * PA * 15762    PH. (814) 749-7351

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