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The Men and Women Who Make Beachcomber

This Issue’s Contributors

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Bill Kober (Cover) is a student at the University of West Florida, where he’s majoring in graphic design with a concentration in photography. After retiring from the United States Air Force (24 years of service!), Bill started working for SAIC as a contractor, then switched to civil service. He was medically retired after four years.

In 2016, Bill returned to school to complete his graphic design degree. He is currently an intern with the Pensacola Ice Flyers as one of the team photographers.

Joe Fuller, a/k/a Beachcomber Music Awards Hall of Famer JoE Fingas (“Woody Still Matters”), is known for his solo shows and rocking performances with the Fort Walton Beach blues band Finga FAYA. He’s been a mainstay of the Northwest Florida music community for 30 years. Joe has been writing songs, poems, stories and essays since elementary school and is currently working on a novel. He hopes to complete an opera about his sainted brother by year’s end.

Seagrove Beach resident Nikki Hedrick (“Stranger Things…”) is a photographer and longtime Beachcomber contributor. She is the co-owner of 850 Music and Entertainment, and wears a few other hats, too. Nikki is currently up to her ears in beach wedding season.

Clay Jones (Cartoons) syndicates his cartoons daily to publications across the country. Clay was born in Fort Hood, Texas, and was raised in Louisiana, Illinois, California and Georgia. He currently lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His cartoons have recently been featured on CNN, and he was a finalist for the 2019 Herblock Prize.


Subscribe to the Claytoonz YouTube channel and watch Clay Jones create his masterpieces and demystify the whole cartooning thing.

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