“I am thankful to all those who said no to me. It’s because of them that I did it myself.” -Albert Einstein
'Salubrious Soup' : Started in 2012. Autobiographical Comic Strip. Published within various newspapers, such as North of Center, The Kentucky Kernel, Appalachian News Express, Modern Mountain Magazine, and The Mingo Messenger.  
**   Reader's of  "SOUP"  who are from East Kentucky will notice that I use a lot of landmarks, cultural references, and story-content related to our region; Such as the 'Breaks Interstate Park' in Elkhorn City, KY, and the now-closed 'Jerry's Restaurant'  in Pikeville, KY.
Please Note: Published versions of the 'Salubrious Soup' comic-strips, and segments from the graphic novel 'Carbide Bottom', aren't listed below. These series have their own section here on the website.. 
Content Copyright 2011-2016
Christopher Epling
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Please Note: I had to use examples of three of these comics printed in other newspapers due to not having a scan of those particular comics from 'The Colonel".
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Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist, Joel Pett.
In October 2016 I started work again as an editorial cartoonist for the Appalachian News-Express with plans to submit work once a week, but after the purchase of the Floyd County Times and the Hazard Herald by the Appalachian News-Express, I am now submitting one editorial each week to each paper.

Below are the editorials that have appeared in the newspapers from earliest, to the most current. I post a cartoon a week late in respect to the newspapers running the editorial. Please visit these newspaper's websites and consider purchasing a subscription. ​​ 
Russ Cassady
Appalachian News Express
Pikeville, KY​​​
Epling Grandparents ANE 09.09.17
Epling Officials Hazrd 09.09.17
Epling Schools Floyd 09.09.17
Epling Hazard Schools 09.02
Epling Floyd Pumpkin 09.02.17
Epling ANE RCC Big Shoal 09.02.17
Epling Graves ANE 08.26.17
Epling Floyd Middle Age 08.26.17
Elping Hazard PIlls
Epling Floyd Eclipse 08.19.17
Epling Eclipse Hazard 08.19.17
Epling ANE Eclipse 08.19.17
Epling SOAR Floyd 08.12.17
Epling ANE School 08.12.17
HH Epling Bonds 08.05.17
FCCT Epling Delay School 08.05.17
ANE Epling Sapling 08.05.17
ANE Epling Shade b 07.22.17
Epling Lasagna 07.29.17
Epling Tourists ANE 09.30.17
Epling HH Tax Increase 09.30.17
Epling Floyd Harness Racing 09.30.17
ANE Hazard EPA Epling 10.21.17
ANE Distric Judge 10.07.17
Floyd Give Thanks 11.22.17
Hazard Troops Epling 11.25.17
ANE Property Tax Epling 11.25.17
epling floyd wrapping 11.29.17
epling hazard 11.29.17
epling shop local ANE 12.02.17