The genial human comedy of artist Jak Smyrl has tickled the public funny bone for decades. Best remembered are the jovial creations that flowed from his pen into South Carolina's daily life. For 37 years, in the days before computerized illustration, he was Staff Artist at The State and The Columbia Record newspapers. With satire that poked fun but rarely shot acid barbs, Smyrl embraced human foibles with a truly Southern sense of place and fascination with character. Random Rimes continues that tradition allowing him to combine his unique artistic style with his love of words and rhyme.