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Famed TD cartoonist on film

Biting drawings drew widespread praise, scorn

Jim Woods, a good friend of the late John Callahan’s, holds a yearbook from their class of 1969 at The Dalles High School. Callahan, pictured inset, went on to become a famous cartoonist whose politically incorrect drawings were syndicated in over 200 publications across the world at one point. A movie on Callahan’s life opens Friday.

Mark Gibson and contributed photos
Jim Woods, a good friend of the late John Callahan’s, holds a yearbook from their class of 1969 at The Dalles High School. Callahan, pictured inset, went on to become a famous cartoonist whose politically incorrect drawings were syndicated in over 200 publications across the world at one point. A movie on Callahan’s life opens Friday.



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John Callahan

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This Callahan cartoon captures the time he and John Chambers had to dodge bb’s fired at them by Chambers’ brothers from the top of the projection booth at the Starlight Theater, which Chambers’ father owned.

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John Chambers

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Jim Woods’ son Hunter and cartoonist John Callahan shared a birthday, Feb. 5. One year, Callahan drew a cartoon for Hunter for their shared birthday.

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John Callahan is pictured in 1989 at a 20-year class reunion of The Dalles High School class of 1969. He is pictured with his fellow classmates who had attended St. Mary’s Academy. Classmate John Chambers is in the back row in the white polo shirt.

John Chambers was clear at the other end of the hall at The Dalles High School when he heard the bam of someone getting slammed, hard, into a locker...

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