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Charlie Daniel’s Big Orange Football Coloring Book

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This coloring book of previously published cartoons of pre-game UTK football pairing with rivals is one for both young and old. For those who have seen these cartoons in the past, it is an opportunity to reminisce. For the young and young at heart, this is an opportunity to enjoy both the benefits of coloring: it can reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. Or it will be just plain fun!

Even more so, the proceeds of this book go directly to end and prevent homelessness in Knoxville through the work of Volunteer Ministry Center.

Charlie' Daniel's kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity abounds. Charlie has been a long-time supporter and contributor for Volunteer Ministry Center through numerous roles and positions- too numerous to name. Nearing two decades of faithful service and contributions, he has been a part of the community efforts to end and prevent homelessness.

The Big Orange Football Coloring Book featuring Charlie Daniel’s cartoons is $20.00 and can be purchased by contacting Zan Schriver at 865-524-3926 x222 or 


Charlie Daniel Bio.


Born in Richmond, Va... grew up in Weldon, NC...attended Weldon public schools and Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va.  He was a private in the U.S. Marines and later received a BS degree in Political Science at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He started drawing political cartoons for The Daily Tar Heel in 1955.  He then came to Knoxville as editorial cartoonist for The Knoxville Journal in June 1958. He moved to the Knoxville News Sentinel Jan. 1992 and then after many years retired in Feb. 2019.

Daniel’s activities included service as a board member of the Baptist Health System of Knoxville, and The Volunteer Ministry Center.  He was the co-chairman of The Dogwood Arts Festival In 1998 and was a graduate of Leadership Knoxville.  He also served as president of The Fork Union Military Academy Alumni Assoc.    


A collection of his work has been shown at East Tenn. State University Art Center, the LMU Library, The Univ. of Tenn. Art Museum in downtown Knoxville, The Dulin Art Gallery, Roane State Com. College Library and other venues.  A collection of his Knoxville Journal cartoons may be found in three books .... This Was a Fair Year......The Pun is Mightier Than the Sword....and, You Are About to Experience One of the Most Thrilling Moments in College Football.  A collection of his cartoons published in The Knoxville News Sentinel is titled, It Was Self-Defense...He Drew On Me.......    


He was inducted in the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame in 2018 and will receive The Tennessee Governor’s Distinguished Artist Award in October 2019.  He has donated the majority of his life’s work of original cartoons to the University of Tennessee Library.  He is married to Patsy Stephenson Daniel and they have a son, Charles III, and a daughter, Sarah, four grandchildren, and a great grandson.

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