Welcome to Jack "JT" Norton
For those that need to know.
Height: 5 11" Weight: 198 lbs Eyes: Blue Hair: Bald by choice Status: Single Age: 49 Father of three boys not so much boys anymore. Religion: None but I strongly believe in Karma Photography: 29 years Horoscope Sign: Cancer
JT Norton Cartoons
They can come from just about anywhere, comments on social media, a story someone shared with me in person or something funny that happens while I’m about and about. I try to find humor where we normally would not see it and people seem to enjoy it ...so.... I'll keep doing it. For the most part I keep it "safe" with language and topics because I'm directly and indirectly partnered with companies and teams. I don’t want to be offensive and then it reflect bad on them.
I have hundreds of cartoons stored away in several notebooks and currently have nine books averaging about 300+ per book with some loose one laying around. I draw them very quickly and I can be picky about something as simple as word placement. (even if my spelling sucks) I still hand draw most of them and even hand color some with simple colored pencils. I do however scanned all of them and re-do digital versions of them and love my digital drawing tablet and i-pad. Everyone sees cartoons every day but my goal is to connect as many people as I can with real world situations. I encourage people to come talk with me at the event(s) because it gives me ideas and you’ll never know what I come up with and you may end up in a cartoon yourself.
I love to kayak and it does not matter what the weather is like from 8 degrees to 150 degrees, there is no such thing as bad day kayaking. I have kayaked almost ever large body of water in Florida. My favorite will always be the Wekiva River and it has helped me on more than one occasion find peace and relax when times for me were rough. It will always be “MY RIVER” but Silver River is a very close second :) lol.
To pay the bills and provide support and insurance to my three boys, I worked in the telecommunications industry for 18 years. It all began with a short run as satellite installer in Largo, Florida 1998. Then came back to Central Florida to be a contractor for Time Warner before they became bright house networks. As a contractor I held the positions of Installer, QC technician, Supervisor and Senior Operations Supervisor. The company closed and after a brief stay with Groupware/ Deland I would move to Cable Express where got to work in several states and for several cable companies with the bulk of my time spent in Houston Texas and North Georgia. I would come back and continue my cable journey with bright house networks from 2003 until 2015.
They decided to eliminate our department and all the supervisors positions but fortunately my team got to keep their jobs and continue their employment with brighthouse networks. I held the positions of IT1, IT2, QC technician, Product Specialist I (Internet call center agent), HSD call center supervisor and DPSEM call center supervisor, Technical supervisor / Kissimmee and ended as a Audit supervisor. In this role myself and one other supervisor covered the entire Central Florida foot print I very unquie position because at times I had to representing our company in court. I moved on to be a contractor for MasTec where I did installation and service call work for DirecTv. (AT&T) I got the opportunity to move to a commercial contractor based role for SRI International doing HUB CBR8 upgrade work ironically for bright house networks. I move to dish networks until my mom got ill. I have seen the industry grown from an analog dinosaur based platform to the digital high definition bandwidth monster it is today. I learned how to adapt, strive to seat up on all new technologies, lead people by not just telling them but working with them and taking care of our customers by owning a situation and sticking with it until it was resolved.