Today I got to interview Gary Shepard, the art director for Bear Essential News. Bear Essential News has changed throughout time. I got to hold the very first newspaper from 1979! Bear Essentials was my favorite newspaper as a child. Every time we went to the library, I would pick up a newspaper. I loved the search and find. It was an honor getting to finally meet the amazing artist. As I Interviewed him, it was eye opening finding out things about his life I wouldn't have known. Gary is good-hearted and brilliant. It's incredible how one human being can create a sensation like Boomer and live in the minds of many, including myself. I had the opportunity to interview and meet Gary personally; it is an experience I won't ever forget.