David Rees is regarded as one of the most popular and funniest cartoonists of our era, with his popular left wing comic series “Get Your War On” (I used to LOVE it!) attracting a HUGE following, as well as other cartoon series including My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable, My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable, and Adventures of Confessions of Saint Augustine Bear.  David’s work appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, The Nation, Harper’s, and many other publications. He gave that career up to pursue his dreams. In 2010, he decided to get out of the cartooning business, and after a quick stop at the Census office, it dawned upon him that he would start an Artisanal Pencil Sharpening Business in the Hudson River Valley region of New York , and now he has published a bestselling book talking about the different techniques and art behind artisanal pencil sharpening, with a National Media Crazy tour filled with live demonstrations!!  The book has received critical acclaim, and the presentations are absolutely hilarious and can’t miss!!

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with Political Cartoonist Turned Pencil Sharpener Turned Bestselling Author David Rees after a completely sold out event in NYC to talk about his rather unique journey, what inspired him to become an Artisanal Pencil Sharpener after such a successful career as a famous cartoonist, whether he is just playing a character or if this is all real, how much one can expect to make with a Pencil Sharpening Business, his unique outfit (I tried to borrow his lenses, and you have to see his response!), and sooo much more!!  Whether this is real or not, David Rees is a comedic genius, and you can’t help but cheer for him as he educates the country on the art of Pencil Sharpening.  Enjoy Kade Nation!!