Bronx artist's bagel cartoon wins Trader Joe's contest
A Bronx graphic artist who grew up drawing comics is now having his artwork showcased by a major business across the country.
Scott Carr draws cartoons and graphic novels. He says drawing has been his strength for as far back as he can remember.
A cartoon that he drew about bagels titled "Tis the Seasoning" recently won him the Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer Cartoon Contest on Instagram.
Now his cartoon, which features the Trader Joe's Everything Bagel Spice, will be featured on the store's holiday guide.
And Carr has been on a roll this fall. He recently got his first cartoon printed in the New Yorker.
Carr says he carries notebooks wherever he goes, using his surroundings as his muse.
"My inspiration comes from daily life. I love living in New York City," he says.
His girlfriend, Kate Lashua, is a graphic designer. The two spend a lot of time drawing together, she says.
"We're always holding up our sketch pads saying, 'What do you think, what do you think?'" she says.