Profile

Cover photo
Rob Smith, Jr.
Works at Editorial Cartoonist
Attended Rollins College
Lives in Florida
866 followers|79,695 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Signed this little fella's book and his reaction. Critics come in all sizes. :D

Swampy's Florida​ fun at yesterday's Dunnellon Boomtown Days​.
1
Add a comment...

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
#15 in the series of Swampy's Florida​ premieres this Saturday at the Florida SpringsFest​ival at Silver Springs State Park​. Swampy ...and me...will be there with all of the books to sign and doodle in. Stop by and let's talk about traveling our great state of Florida to discover more of it's incredible history, heritage and culture!

I'll also be videoing more 'Man in the Swamp' reports there! Step in for a quickie interview!
3
1
Chud Tsankov's profile photo
Add a comment...

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Another of my Romer, the Recycling Squirrel #cartoons !
Here's another of the Romer, the Recycling Squirrel series from the City of Orlando's City Hallways. This was the graphics section of the City of Orlando in the latter days I was there.
Posting these as part of a Facebook art challenge. Day 4 of 5.
1
Add a comment...

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm getting so many requests for Valentines Day cards outside of my store visits, I thought I'd just toss this out there for any of you all who are interested!
HUGE thanks to Julianne's Coastal Cottage in Mount Dora, Florida, for mailing cards out for me! Please visit her shop when in Mount Dora!
4
Add a comment...

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'll be drawing & painting #Valentines cards this Saturday at The Knowledge Exchange in Palm Bay, Florida, this Saturday. Only $5 each. It was a tremendous success this past weekend in Mount Dora! Hope to see you all around Brevard County on Saturday!

My Swampy's Florida books, prints, DVDs, etc will also be there that I can sign & draw in. Also there will be my official Swampy's Florida Valentine's Day cards! Oddly enough, my printed cards are more expensive than my handmade ones.... for now.

How to see folks on Saturday.
2
Add a comment...

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dropped my annual Christmas card and hand painted ornament off to my pal Robin in Ocala Christmas Eve. She being a science fiction fan gave me the rare opportunity to draw a Yuletide intergalactic scene! :)
4
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
866 people
Jim Elliott's profile photo
Jeremy Anderson's profile photo
saleem khan's profile photo
Ronnie Tucker's profile photo
Mike Tucker's profile photo
ciuciu smen's profile photo
Steve A. (Cartoonista)'s profile photo
Paul Brown's profile photo
Chud Tsankov's profile photo

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
With my Swampy's Florida at Dunnellon's Boomtown yesreday. With me is City Commissioner Penny Fleeger, Jeff Smith and Tessa Noell helping out. Big crowds and lot's of folks wanting to know about our great state of Florida!
2
Add a comment...

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Last stop on the While-U-Wait #Cartoon #Valentine Jamboree yesterday at LoveFest at Silver Springs State #Park . Mostly promoted upcoming events coming up and our historical museum. Heard LOTS of stories of memories of #Florida from long ago.
Did many Valentine's Day cards. Here are some photos from the event.
6
Add a comment...

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
More Romer, the Recycling Squirrel I scrawled out for our City Hallways more than 20 years ago while I was with the City of Orlando, Florida. This one is a favorite of mine. John Everhart was a co-worker who had one heck of a sense of humor. That last panel is an exact pose you might find him in if you came through the engineering department.

The cartoon involved a bit of editorial that employees were told one day that we no longer had a place to park and had to park blocks away and walk to City Hall. I didn't mind the walk. It's that the City was slowly giving away all the land around the building to business investors. I remember so well after the old City Hall was visually imploded at the beginning of the film Lethal Weapon 3, Lew Oliver arranged the new City Hall to have property around the building that might be built and then leased to help City taxpayers. Within ten years Lew was gone and the opposite happened.

This is Day 4 of a 5 day challenge that I got flipped in my head. That and I've been busy. This is #1 of 3 for the day. Heck, I almost need a legal description to work this thing out!
2
Add a comment...

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
I spent a few hours this evening inking a stack of pages involving a number of projects. I’m back in a local coffee shop. Second time this week with major accomplishments as a result. Been reading books of favorite writers, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley & others of the Round Table and their need for a place to hole away and get work done. Realized I need to do the same again.

It’s been exactly a year since I stopped going to my old coffee shop haunt due to political reasons. Since then have bounced around at chain spots and other places. Seems I have found a new spot- or as pals Craig Zablo & John Beatty call my "office" - to hunker down and really get work done
5
Add a comment...

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here's my latest watercolor painting of frogs and Florida history. This is a frog in the place of aviator Tony Jannus, who is regarded as the pilot of the first scheduled airline in the world. This occurred over Tampa Bay in 1914. The passenger was a former St Petersburg mayor who won an auction to be the first passenger for $400.
5
Beaches Insider's profile photo
 
so cool!!
Add a comment...

Rob Smith, Jr.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today would've been the 99th birthday of Sir Francis Albert Sinatra's b-day. I tag the 'Sir' moniker 'cause we in the good ol' U.S. of A. would've certainly have had Frankie add the three letters to the front bumper of his name.
Here's Frank and his pallie, Dino Crocetti, with a bit o' fun at the bar counter.
8
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
866 people
Jim Elliott's profile photo
Jeremy Anderson's profile photo
saleem khan's profile photo
Ronnie Tucker's profile photo
Mike Tucker's profile photo
ciuciu smen's profile photo
Steve A. (Cartoonista)'s profile photo
Paul Brown's profile photo
Chud Tsankov's profile photo
Education
  • Rollins College
  • Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art
  • Ringling School of Art and Design
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
Cartoonist and Florida History & Travel expert
Introduction
Orlando, Florida native who has finally found an outlet for his Florida fascination: Swampy's Florida.
Work
Occupation
Cartoonist
Employment
  • Editorial Cartoonist
    Various Publications, 1988 - present
  • Editorial Cartoonist
    Glenn Beck Program, 2001 - present
  • Swampy's Florida
    Owner/Cartoonist/Florida nut, 2010 - present
  • Cartoons by Rob Smith, Jr.
    Cartoonist/ Illustrator, 1979 - present
  • City of Orlando
    Planning Graphics/Computer Cartographer, 1985 - 2006
  • Editorial Cartoonist
    DBR Media Syndication, 2001 - 2007
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Florida
Previously
Orlando, Florida - Florida
Rob Smith, Jr.'s +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Variations on a Theme
andreasdeja.blogspot.com

While studying book illustrations by Wilhelm M. Busch I discovered a reoccurring theme. These three drawings were published in different boo

Master Comics #73 - Version 1 (Fawcett Comics)
comicbookplus.com

This book has 51 pages and was uploaded by KaineZ on May 11, 2014. The file size is 52.42mb. Publisher is Fawcett Comics

The Nifty Fifties
theniftyfifties.tumblr.com

A celebration of fashion and popular culture of the atomic age. Long live '50's glamour! Curated by...

Yowp: Check Your Local Listings
yowpyowp.blogspot.com

Let's look at some TV ads for some Hanna-Barbera shows. Ruff and Reddy debuted on December 14, 1957, but this ad is from 1959. Aren't those

Mike du jour Lester: Larry Munson
mikedujourlester.blogspot.com

Larry Munson. With the ever increasing bad news out of State College, PA. it's a bitter sweet moment to celebrate something good about c

The 1962 Mort Drucker JFK Coloring Book
drewfriedman.blogspot.com

cover designed by Beverley Clarke Roman The JFK COLORING BOOK was a 22 page coloring book for adults, conceived in 1962 by Alexander A. Roma

secretsquirrel_4 - Horrible Horror - blogTV
www.blogtv.com

1960s/1970's Cartoons; Vintage TV & Movies Genres: Horror, Scifi, Comedy & Chat Weekly, I perform an ode to the past of T.V. horror movie ho

Ballad of Cat Ballou - Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye
www.youtube.com

From the 1965 movie "Cat Ballou". All the music clips of Nat & Stubby joined together.

Rob Smith (The United States)'s review of The Devil's Cook
www.goodreads.com

This is an outstanding mystery!But first to know is that this book does not feature Ellery Quenn himself. This is one of a few books produce

Homeboy Comics Daily Blog: (Day 205) "Ouch"
homeboycomics.blogspot.com

My Photo · Bill Alger: Brooklyn, NY, United States: Bill Alger is a Brooklyn based cartoonist, who has produced work for a wide variety of p