To read the journal start
at the home page and
"next" button at the
bottom of each page or you can see the entire
list of journal entries,
to date, on the
Journal Archive Page
in the Newsboy Sculpture
(the bottom of each page
has student and
Ordering the Small
(Small sculpture is an
edition of 100,
large sculpture is
an edition of 10)
Gallery of the
Newsboy Home Page
Thank you to the committee members of the Texas Press Association for choosing me as the artist for the newsboy sculpture that is intended for the state capitol. I am honored to participate in your 125th anniversary.
I was thrilled to be awarded the commission and have decided to document not only the artistic process but also the thought process of the entire work of art, an artist's journal so to speak. It is a way for the members of the Texas Press Association and others to witness the creative process and share in the personal thoughts of the artist.
I will try to update often, so please check back to see the progress.
I certainly welcome and appreciate newspaper coverage, as well as any other media coverage, and I will help anyone that is interested in getting the elements that they might need to create newsworthy stories. I would also appreciate your help in spreading the news about schools that are evaluating the Texas Press section of this web site as an educational tool. I have put together a press release for you convenience.
I will be putting links to high-resolution photos for some of the photos used on this web site. Feel free to download them for any stories that you would like to write. If you need others, that are not listed, you can e-mail me.
Please drop me a line to let me know if you utilize any of this material. I'd also welcome clips of the articles that are printed for my own files, and I would also love to include your stories and comments on this web site.
My physical mailing address is:
PO Box 10562
Houston, Texas 70092.
If you find the information of this website helpful or interesting please drop me a line by filling in my contact page. I would greatly appreciate if you put NEWSBOY SCULPTURE in the subject in all caps.
If you comment on the site, the writer in me will always ask,
"May I quote you?" So, if I may quote you, please let me know.
Students and teachers
At the bottom of each page you will find information to help you learn. There will be questions, further reading and items to spark your interest. Please feel free to e-mail me with your responses and I will post what I can. Thanks for your involvement.
First Paperboy, Sept. 4, 1833:
Newspaper Carrier Day on Sept. 4 marks the anniversary of the hiring of the first paperboy in the United States. In 1833, The New York Sun ran the following ad: "To the Unemployed - - A number of steady men can find employment by vending this paper. A liberal discount is allowed to those who buy to sell again." Ten-year-old Barney Flaherty, although not a man, was the first to answer the ad.
The small newsboy sculpture is available as a limited edition bronze.
An order page has been created for your convenience.