These are the latest cartoons created for IPJI by the cartoonist Sam C. Rawls on the controversy surrounding Jekyll Island State Park's revitalization. "Scrawls" is the editorial cartoonist for The Rockdale Citizen, Conyers, GA and Creative Loafing Magazine, Atlanta, GA. The illustrator of the book How to Speak Southern, Sam is also the creator of Pop's Place comic strip for King Features Syndicate. "Scrawls" was the chief cartoonist for the Palm Beach Post and is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

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Cartoon Update -  2013: Jekyll Island Master Plan: Is Marsh the Same as Land?

"Scrawls" found humor in the Jekyll Island Authority's assertion that marsh should be counted as "land" to determine the size of the island for development purposes. Everyone knows the JIA does not intend to build IN the marsh, but the fact is adding marsh acres to grow the size of the island would give the JIA more acres to develop on actual dry land when applying the 65/35 law.  The 1971 "65/35" law states, “The Jekyll Island Authority [JIA] is empowered to survey, subdivide, improve and lease or sell not more than thirty-five percent (35%) of the land area of Jekyll Island which lies above water at mean high tide.” O.C.G.A. § 12-3-243

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