Sharing Stories from my Past in Daily Press Interview

For my coming up Artist Presentation and Exhibition at TNCC (Thomas Nelson Community College), Natalie Joseph, from the Daily Press, interviewed me about my previous experience as a newspaper illustrator.  Here’s a peak …

Talk of the Tongue discussed at Daily Press InterviewSomeone could spend all day listening to Gloria Coker’s stories.

As she prepares for her art exhibition and career presentation at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) on Monday, she recalls the many tales behind over 30 years of work.

For the first time, Coker will tell a new story, showcasing news and courtroom art from her days as an illustrator at the Daily Press in the 1980s and early ’90s.

She spent more than 10 years as an illustrator, earning the job with no formal art training. She has two stories she highlights of her time in the courthouse. She covered the 1985 trial of retired Navy officer Arthur Walker, who was convicted as part of a family espionage case that included his brother, John Walker. She also recalls the moment a policeman called to inform her that an one of her illustrations led to the arrest of an escaped man from death row.

For the video and rest of the Daily Press Interview, visit the Daily Press.

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