Bill DeOre ’65 "Beyond the Big Shootout"

Bill DeOre ’65 Beyond the Big Shootout, September 12 – December 20, 2019.

Bill DeOre shared the Dallas Morning newsroom with author Mark McDonald, while both also served as volunteer coaches in youth sports. It follows then, that the “seasoned” duo would once again connect on a project related to … what else … sports history.

Mark McDonald’s book Beyond The Big Shootout, takes a trip through that 1969 epic of a football game between the University of Arkansas and Texas, which was a heartbreaking 15-14 loss on national TV that was attended by President Richard Nixon and covered by newspapers from coast to coast. The exhibition will include Bill’s illustrations from the book, as well as other works from the Jesuit Dallas Museum collection. Bill DeOre and Mark McDonald will be in attendance for the book signing at the opening on September 12, 2019.

Jesuit Dallas Museum @ Jesuit College Prep Historical Library, Front Entrance 12345 Inwood Road Dallas, TX 75244 Thursday, September 12, 2019 6-8 pm. Artist & Writer to speak at 6:30pm. Wine, beer, beverages, and appetizers. RSVP: ehuntblanc@jesuitcp.org or 972-387-8700 ext. 383

Bill DeOre’s career spanned thirty-four years as artist, art director, and, most notably, editorial and sports cartoonist for The Dallas Morning News. His cartoon work was nationally syndicated. Bill in an old school illustrator – he uses pen, pencil and watercolor and doesn’t work on the computer. Bill was raised in Dallas and received his Bachelors of Advertising Art and Design from Texas Tech. He was a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. Bill’s awards include the Fischetti Award for outstanding cartoon on a national level, ten Katie Awards for outstanding cartoon in a five state region, Texas School Bell Award and the national Small Business. Today Bill works as a free-lance artist in Dallas, Texas.

Mark McDonald, a former sports writer for the Dallas Morning News, grew up with football. After pee-wee ball, followed by a stint on the junior high gridiron in Roswell, N.M., McDonald stepped into the Friday night lights at oil-patch Midland (Texas) Lee High. Afterward, he started two years in the offensive line at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He came away from his 14 years of organized football without a limp, but with a degree in journalism, life-long friends and a heart full of experience. McDonald has since escaped starvation while cluttering metro newsrooms in El Paso, Abilene, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. Now back in Midland, he manages his own book-publishing team at dustdevilpublishing.com and on weekends, officiates games from the stands. And, according to him, never misses a call.