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Purdy student wins cartoon contest with sizzling entry

Nine-year-old Addie Chuhran will have a new addition to the poster-filled wall next to her bed — her own award-winning editorial cartoon.

Addie’s cartoon, titled “Breakfast,” was chosen as the winning cartoon in the “Create a Little History” Outside the Lines editorial cartoon contest, a partnership between The Peninsula Gateway and the Harbor History Museum.

A third-grade student at Purdy Elementary, Addie enjoys art, including one of her favorite artistic endeavors, sewing.

Drawing also has a special spot in Addie’s heart.

“I like how you can draw whatever you want,” Addie said.

Although only in elementary school, Addie told her mother that she hopes to attend the Seattle Art Institute some day.

Her winning cartoon portrays a pig and a slice of sizzling bacon. The pig is telling the bacon that it should have worn sunscreen. Off in the water, a sailor is contemplating breakfast.

As for her own favorite breakfast, Addie enjoys Nutella sandwiches, but she’s partial to bacon, too.

The Outside the Lines exhibit features the work of Gateway editorial cartoonist Don Snowden from 1978 to present. His work covers international, local and off-the-wall sketches.

On Saturday (March 14), Snowden will be offering sketches for sale as a benefit to the museum. The watercolor portraits will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. and cost $10.

Since the exhibit opened in December, Snowden has become quite involved with the museum, often volunteering his time.

“He just can’t stay away,” said Casey Demory, the museum’s program and exhibit manager.

Snowden has another theory about his volunteering.

“She found someone to volunteer and can’t say no,” he said.

The Outside the Lines exhibit at the museum runs through Sunday (March 15).