About paulcombs

Paul is a classically trained artist, award-winning illustrator, and firefighter/EMT. That’s right, this unlikely combination has made Paul one of the most compelling and distinctive illustrators in America today. Paul burst onto the scene with a refreshing new style that married classical realism, manic energy, and a zany imagination for caricature. His lavishly detailed illustrations are published worldwide in newspapers, magazines (print and online), and books. His politically charged editorial cartoons are syndicated world-wide by Tribune Media Services/Tribune Content Agency. In conjunction with his career as an illustrator, Paul is a 25-year veteran of the fire service where he is a Firefighter II, NREMT, HazMat Technician, and Instructor for the City of Bryan Fire Training Academy. See more work at: www.artstudioseven.com

HONOR THE OATH

🔥 NEW PRINT – HONOR THE OATH

Signed and Numbered Limited Edition.

My latest print is now available on my Print Store. Plus, as always, get a FREE 8×10″ signed Honor The Oath mini-print with every Honor The Oath print purchase before April 21st.

Four sizes available. Ships immediately.

PRINT STORE LINK:
https://paul-combs-studio-7.myshopify.com/products/%F0%9F%94%A5-new-honor-the-oath

THAT B-SHIFT TALK

NEW Fire Engineering cartoon: That B-Shift Talk

I’ve been a bit heavy-handed lately, so i thought something a little lighter was in order (with a message, of course).

Read the complete blog post here:
https://www.fireengineering.com/commentary/drawn-by-fire-that-b-shift-talk/

To see more Drawn By Fire cartoons or to purchase prints, go to: https://paul-combs-studio-7.myshopify.com/

NEW TIN

Teamwork makes the dream work, and this latest collaboration is certainly me playing with two all-stars!

NEW from Taylor’s Tins, in partnership with Capt. Mike Gagliano‘s amazing and soulful words, we offer this message of hope and courage. Sure to be a hit at home or at the firehouse!

Grab your tin here:

https://www.taylorstins.com/paul-combs-collection/werecomingforyou?fbclid=IwAR2PeVwIzq4NGQY7lrH4pBoikThC90p2JUaOqwGQ71rbrQBSp2_kmVXiyf8

STEP LADDER COMMAND

There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious and earning promotional opportunities, but if your only goal is to step over those under your command to reach the next promotional opportunity—then kindly step aside for real leaders to assume those roles. Promotions should be multiple floors of opportunity and growth, not a ladder to the top.

STAY FIRE UP, and if you are in a command position, be in command!

To see more Drawn By Fire cartoons or to purchase prints, go to: https://paul-combs-studio-7.myshopify.com/

POINT OF NO RETURN

I created this cartoon three months ago, submitted it to the magazine two months ago, received the March edition in the mail five days ago, but today this cartoon has a little more gravity… again.

Please – if you need help, reach out. If you see someone hurting, reach out. Even if you suspect someone is going through a struggle, reach out. Sometimes a simple act of kindness can pull someone back from that point of no return.

March Fire Engineering Magazine editorial cartoon.

SPRINKLES THE FIRE DOG 2

…AND THAT’S A WRAP!

SUPER EXCITED to announce that after three months of dogged work, Sprinkles The Fire Dog 2: Making a Difference has been completed, edited, and is now in the capable hands Fire Engineering Books & Videos to complete the publishing process!

Frank Viscuso has again written an amazing story and we expect our lovable and inspiring pup to surely make a difference in this second book, and continue giving much needed decompression and quality family time, too.

Pre-orders will be available soon, and the hard copies will be launched during FDIC 2023 – Frank and I will be signing together (we’ll post dates/times closer to the event).

THANK YOU ALL, for your continued support and success of Sprinkles The Fire Dog. Here’s to Making a Difference!

LOYALTIES

NEW Fire Engineering cartoon: Loyalties

Ah, yes, we do hold fast to our loyalties…and that’s a beautiful thing! I have always loved the good-natured, age-old bantering between engine, truck, rescue, and EMS—and one should take pride in your crew and job. At the end of the day, we all know we’re on the same team working together to accomplish the task at hand, but at the kitchen table, bring it on!

STAY FIRED UP!

To see more Drawn By Fire cartoons or to purchase prints, go to: https://paul-combs-studio-7.myshopify.com/