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Kevin Necessary


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Past articles by Kevin:

Get into the Halloween spirit with this Frankenstein's Monster paper toy

Ever since its creation by novelist Mary Shelley, Frankenstein's Monster — not Frankenstein; he's the mad scientist who made the monster — has been serving up screams since 1818. Just in time for Halloween you can have your own Frankenstein's Monster paper toy. And don't forget to download the Loveland Frogman paper cutout figure, too. → Read More

Get into the Halloween spirit and make your own Loveland Frogman

Whether or not a giant amphibian lurks near Loveland can have your own Loveland Frogman, designed by WCPO illustrator Kevin Necessary. → Read More

Make a creepy creature for the WCPO Monster Mashup contest!

Your creature creation could become a downloadable toy. → Read More

OPINION: Council puff-puff-passed marijuana decriminalization. Now what?

The effects of decriminalization extend far beyond the courtroom. → Read More

Get to know the new Red Bike e-bike

Cincinnati's public bicycle ride share program, Red Bike, introduced 100 electric-assist bicycles, or e-bikes, into its fleet Thursday. But before you ride, find out what makes the e-bike different from the standard Red Bike. → Read More

Please? Excuse me? Here's a quick look at a Cincinnati quirk

In honor of 513 Day, we take a look at one of our verbal quirks. → Read More


Ever since it was announced FC Cincinnati was building its new stadium in the West End, residents of the neighborhood have voiced concerns about being displaced. While the team's management promised that no one would be displaced due to the stadium itself, parcels of land, including some with residential buildings, were bought by the team for additional development around the stadium. The… → Read More

Celebrate Opening Day with this Marty Brennaman paper cutout figure

The Cincinnati Reds are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the original 1869 Red Stockings team. But 2019 also will be a bittersweet year for the Reds and their fans: Longtime Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman will retire at the end of the season. To commemorate his many years behind the microphone, we've created a paper cutout figure of the veteran broadcaster, just in time for Opening… → Read More

VIDEO: Overshadowed by scandal, the 1919 Reds deserve their place in history

A century ago the Reds were a solid bet as the best team in baseball → Read More

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Taxing situation

Ohio's governor proposes a new tax to repair roads → Read More


The Bengals get a new coach. Everything will be better, right? → Read More

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Rest in peace, Det. Brewer

We salute the Clermont County deputy who made the ultimate sacrifice → Read More


A polar vortex is bringing the deep freeze. But for how long? → Read More

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Pothole or portal?

Pothole season has arrived once again to Greater Cincinnati, causing drivers to swerve madly as they try to avoid them. Is it my imagination, or are the potholes larger, deeper and more ominous this year? Kevin Necessary is the editorial cartoonist for WCPO. His cartoons do not represent those of WCPO. → Read More

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Unfulfilled dream

Over 50 years after his death, MLK's vision of a better world seems further away than ever → Read More

EDITORIAL CARTOON: May cut sensitive thin skin

Gillette's new #MeToo add was too sharp for some guys → Read More

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Mr. Redlegs loses his voice

Brennaman has been a staple of Cincinnati radio for decades, and his voice is synonymous with the Redlegs. Although he's definitely earned his retirement, listening to Reds games on the radio will never be the same once that voice is gone. Kevin Necessary is the editorial cartoonist for WCPO. His opinions do not represent those of WCPO. → Read More


It's early January in Cincinnati, which means it's time for the year's first snowpocalypse. But instead of panicking blindly as the white death descends, use this handy checklist to make sure you've got what you need to survive. Kevin Necessary is the editorial cartoonist for WCPO. His opinions do not represent those of WCPO. → Read More

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Did we hit something?

Cars hitting pedestrians in Greater Cincinnati are on the rise → Read More


2019 really will be a new year for Bengals fans. After another dismal season, Marvin Lewis' 16-year tenure as head coach ended Monday. Lewis once fished the team out of its Lost Decade and even took it to the playoffs seven times, but his leadership could never carry the Bengals past the first round. Fans' calls to cut him loose intensified following a particularly spectacular last-minute… → Read More