Green Bay Cartoonist Reflects on Brett Favre

There have been hundreds of cartoons drawn about Brett Favre over the course of his 20-year career. But no cartoonist has had a better vantage point over the years than Joe Heller, the staff cartoonist for the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Joe was there when Brett first took the field, won his first MVP, brought home a Super Bowl championship and began playing his annual “I’m retiring” game. Looking through Joe’s cartoons over the years, you can see an evolution of opinion forming.

“At first it was fun and exciting going to two Super Bowls,” Heller said. “And yes, the paper did send me to New Orleans in 1997 and San Diego in 1998 to cover SB week in cartoons.”

“The rest of the time I chronicling the ups and downs of the team. However, as Favre began his annual routine of retiring and returning and retiring and returning; the image of Brett as a MVP superstar turned to a tedious routine indecision.”

Here are a collection of Joe’s best cartoons, chronicling the career of Brett Favre:

Joe Heller is the cartoonist for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. To see more of Joe’s cartoons, click here.

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