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


Where will your training lead you?

NEW July Fire Engineering magazine editorial cartoon.

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Possession obsession. Time crunch commitments. Endless goal achieving. Negative thoughts. Daunting debt. Talk, talk, talk… and more talk. Social media mania. Multi-task wrestling the work/family/hobby octopus. There is an endless stream of things that can weigh down our lives like a 20-ton anchor, whether self-imposed and uncontrollable external circumstances. We all have our burdens and stressors that can cause problems in every aspect of our lives – some ending in tragic or heartbreaking consequences. It takes a conscious and honest effort to assess our life and make the tough choices to cut ties with what is weighing you down.

Life is complicated, that can’t be avoided, and simplifying things can feel overwhelming—which, of course, is exactly the opposite of what simplifying your life is all about. But you don’t have to change everything at once. Start subtracting something from your life every day. Get rid of some clutter, kick bad habits to the curb, cut out toxic and negative people, take control of your money, carve an hour into your day—make some room somewhere so you can feel lighter and freer. There’s a lot to be said for fully enjoying life’s simplest pleasures to their fullest.

STAY FIRED UP and cut those 20-ton anchors from your life.

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