In the early 1990’s, many of Wayne Hogan’s cartoons were featured in a series of issues of The Quarterly, published by Random House and its renowned Editor Gordon Lish. The recognition and ensuing friendship are a continuing source of creative energy and inspiration.
Wayne is a self taught artist. Humor is central to his work. He is “doing or thinking about art and writing projects 24/7.”
Wayne’s art and writing have appeared in California’s Riverside Press, Spinning Jenny, Tightrope, The Christian Science Monitor (where he once tied their record for the most poems accepted at one time), Bostonia magazine, School Arts magazine, Cookeville’s Herald Citizen, and on the covers of more than 100 literary journals. His photographs have appeared in Country Living magazine, Peterson’s Photographic, and The Tennessee Conservationist. He provided the illustrations for numerous anthologies and chapbooks published by Kings Estate Press, founded and edited by esteemed poet and friend Ruth Moon Kempher of St. Augustine, Florida. For the last 35 years his cartoons have appeared in every issue of the iconic small press literary journal Abbey, edited and founded by the venerable David Greisman of Columbia Maryland.
*In 2019 Wayne’s artwork was chosen for the cover art of the poetry anthology Smart Devices edited by Carol Rumens of the Manchester Guardian and published by Carcanet Press of Manchester, England. *In March 2019 he and artist Merritt Ireland shared a joint show at the WCTE Gallery in Cookeville, hosted by NPR affiliate WCTE Channel 8. *In May, 2019, he was one of 4 artists featured at Art Round Tennessee’s popular First Friday event at CPAC in Cookeville. *In 2018, a 20-page portfolio of his pen and ink drawings was featured in the British literary journal Egress No. 2. *In 2015, his photographs on canvas were exhibited in a one-man show at the Magical Muse Gallery on Cedar St. in Cookeville. *His work has been presented in solo shows at the Bryan Fine Arts Center at Tennessee Tech University, at the A.R.T. Upstairs Gallery in the Maddux Building on the Square, and at West Textures Gallery on Broad St. *In 2010 his work was chosen to promote the 10th Anniversary of the Cookeville Art Prowl. *Cookeville City Scape commissioned his artwork for their 12th annual “Taste of the Town” promotion in 2007. *For many years he worked with Chad McDonald and Steve Gwilt of the City of Cookeville’s CPAC to provide promotional artwork for plays, including “Shakespeare in the Park.” *In 2006 the Cookeville Arts Council named him “Outstanding Artist” and in 1992 he was named “Writer of the Year” by the Cookeville Creative Writers Association. *He has been a participant in the annual Cookville Art Prowl since its inception.