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Art director’s pen had a knack for poking fun

| January 28, 2011

Overdrive’s Channel 19, the department for wacky and weird humor, is heir to a long-established knack for poking fun at issues, trials and tribulations truckers faced. One of those early satirists, whom you can read about on OverdriveRetro, was the magazine’s art director, Paul Goeppner.

From 1966-1984, he inspired reader captions in the onetime popular “Clutch-a-Caption” department with his original line drawings, had a regular comic strip in the magazine and illustrated hundreds of stories and full-page house ads. Pictures of his cartoons and illustrations accompany the feature on Goeppner at Overdrive’s website commemorating its 50 years of publication. 

  • Cindy Goeppner Hallas

    Paul was my dad. After his passing I didn’t get any of his remains. My brother Greg Paul Goeppner is dying of cancer and my sister Kim and I would love to give him a few mags with my dads art work. I believe my brother Greg was in one article with my dad in the 70s. Anything you can do to help us would be great. My phone # is 651-785-4734 strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.