The Illuminist

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Gaining acclaim in the mid-1960s for his cartoon in surf mags and advertising illustrations, Bill Ogden’s art has come a long way. His latest undertaking carried him up the Central Coast, where he was able to apply, as he puts it, “Skills and techniques I’d always wanted to use but never had been given the opportunity.”