Coronavirus: Ohio animator gives Gov. DeWine’s press conference a theme song

Coronavirus: Ohio animator gives Gov. DeWine’s press conference a theme song
Still from Dave Stofka's cartoon

OHIO — A cartoon of Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton has gone viral depicting their daily press conference.

News Center 7 spoke to Dave Stofka, an animator from the Akron area, about how he came up with the idea for the video.

“I needed something to do just to fill the hours and keep my mind from reeling in worry," said Stofka.

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Stofka said he was inspired by late 70′s and early 80′s sitcom theme shows and started viewing the daily press conferences as ‘episodes.’

The video took Stofka 3 weeks, working on it everyday, to finish.

“I simply did this to lift people’s spirits -- Governor DeWine’s and Dr. Acton’s included! -- and try to stay positive,” said Stofka.

“It’s looking like our governor and health director’s orders to stay in and do social distancing are paying off now, so we need to keep at it and we’ll get through this,” encouraged Stofka.