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    A Brief History

    Roger Schillerstrom grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. He graduated from Cornell in 1977 with majors in Sociology, Spanish and Political Science. After college, he worked as a youth director in Jefferson, Iowa before moving to Chicago to attend the American Academy of Art. Roger began his art career as a freelancer in 1982. He joined the staff at Crain Communications as the Editorial Cartoonist for a number of weekly business publications (most notably Crain's Chicago Business). He returned to freelancing in the Fall of 2016 when the company laid him off due to budget cuts. His editorial cartoons have consistently been awarded for excellence by the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.


    Looking Ahead


    I will be teaching a 5 week series of classes on Cartooning at the Naperville Art League (508 N Center Street in Naperville), beginning Wednesday April 5. We'll practice quick sketches, learn some tricks of the trade and, most importantly, how to draw cartoon characters. We'll meet at 508 N Center Street in Naperville on April 5, 12,19 and May 3 and 10. Class time is 4-5pm. Join us!

    CARTOONING CLASSES for Grades 9-12

    April 9 and 23, from 1-3:30pm, I will be teaching a cartooning class at the Naperville Art League (508 N Center Street in Naperville). We'll explore how to draw cartoon people and animals while learning a bit about perspective and movement. Join us!

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  • Books and Book Illustrations

    I Get Angry Like A Tiger, Children's Book Designed and illustrated by Roger Schillerstrom, written by J.A.Durbin

    First-time Children's Book author, J.A.Durbin, and I teamed up to illustrate her Children's story.The story was taken from stories she told her own children as they were growing up. "There are no good or bad emotions. Making good decisions about how to act will help you feel good about yourself not matter how you are feeling."

    Angry Monster, Children's Book Designed and illustrated by Roger Schillerstrom, written by J.A.Durbin

    First-time Children's Book author, J.A.Durbin, wrote a companion/follow-up to Ms. Durbin's first book. "Never getting angry is impossible,. Don't let anger be the boss of you! Take charge of it!"

    Drawn To Golf, written and illustrated by Roger L. Schillerstrom

    For almost 20 years, Roger worked with the weekly publication Golfweek, creating editorial cartoons that addressed the goings on in professional golf. Drawn To Gold is a collection of his editorial work. "Roger Schillerstrom's creations are unlike anything else found in sports journalism, let alone golf. Which makes this collection of his work an ace by any standard." (Dave Seanor, Editor of Golfweek.)

    The Golf Gods: Who They Are, What They Want & How to Appease Them. Illustrated by Roger Schillerstrom. Written by Robert Brown

    A series of black-and-white character studies, putting faces and costumes to the fictional Golf Gods that oversee the golf course. "The Golf Gods...They reward good play and, sometimes, even bad."

    Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care. Cover Illustration by Roger Schillerstrom. John J. Nance, author

    An award-winning book from Second River Healthcare publishing, outlines what a culture of safety in health care should look like.

    Charting the Course: Launching Patient-Centric Healthcare. Cover Illustration by Roger Schillerstrom. John J. Nance, Kathleen M. Bartholomew, authors

    A sequel to Nance's Why Hospitals Should Fly the authors explore a model of what a good, successful, safe and efficient hospital looks like.

    It's Not Rocket Surgery: How to be a Star leader at Every Level. Cover Illustration by Roger Schillerstrom. Christopher J. Irelan and Julie L. Irelan authors

    Published by Second River Healthcare press, the book explores the power to create more joyful possibilities every day.

    It's A Great Time To Be A Physician: Building a Healthcare System that Works. Cover Illustration by Roger Schillerstrom. Jeffrey A. Weisz, Susan Albers Mohrman and Arienne McCracken, authors.

    The authors present the case for reforming health care delivery of the American healthcare system.

    Editorial Cartoon Publications:

    •Crain's Chicago Business, reporting on issues affecting the Chicago-region's business and politics.

    •Business Insurance, covers the business-side of the Insurance industry.

    •Pensions&Investments, reporting on the Corporate Pension industry.

    •InvestmentNews, covers the investment advisory industry.

    •Modern Healthcare, reports on the hospoital and healthcare industry.

    •Golfweek, weekly golf publication tracking the professional tours and geared to the low-handicap golfer.

    •Superintendent News, sister publication to Golfweek reported on issues of relevance to golf course superintendents.

    •City&State, reporting on City and State government.

    •Fra Noi, a Chicago-based monthly newpaper suscribed to by the Italian-American community.

    •Franchise Times, a monthly briefly published by Crain Communications for the growing Franchise community.

    •B2B, reporting on Business-to-Business advertising and marketing.

    •Business Marketing, the precursor to B2B.

    •FinancialWeek, launched to report on, and provide information to, corporate finance executives.

    •Modern Physician, sister-publication to Modern Healthcare, reported from the physician's perspectives and concerns.

    •Crain's Small Business, provided news and information to small business owners.