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Gearhead Gertie

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  • September 9, 2022

    Alex Garcia

    Comic Spotlight: GEARHEAD GERTIE

    Gearhead Gertie Created by celebrated political cartoonist and StockCarToonist Mike Smith, Gearhead Gertie is for everyone who’s ever lived for a day at the races. The central character, Gertie, isn’t exactly who you’d expect when you hear the words “race fans,” but she’s a reminder that fandom is for everyone! “Whether she’s watching a race on tv or sitting in the grandstands, for her, NASCAR isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of life.” Today we’re spotlighting one of our beloved comic strips GEARHEAD GERTIE. The strip is available weekly every Thursday and brings sarcastic laughs and plenty of puns for NASCAR, racing, and comic fans alike. Mike Smith, the celebrated political cartoonist for the Las Vegas Sun, is the mastermind behind GEARHEAD GERTIE. We briefly interviewed him to ask what exactly makes Gertie tick and some other exciting tidbits. Enjoy! What are 5 things we should know about Gearhead Gertie? Gertie lives for race day.For Gertie, NASCAR isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of lifeGertie’s list of opinions about racing is long, and her patience with friends and family who don’t share her obsession is short.Gertie has a […]
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