Slouch evolved as campus changed over the next three decades, but he remained a constant, just as Earle did. After completing his architectural design degree, Earle began a 38-year career as a professor (and later department head) in the Department of Engineering Design, now Civil Engineering, during which time he simultaneously pursued a master’s in industrial education (1960) and a Ph.D. in education (1962).
Until 1985, when The Battalion stopped publishing “Cadet Slouch,” Earle submitted new cartoons five days per week. He also designed covers of Texas A&M football programs featuring Slouch and later published five books of Slouch cartoons, along with the national bestseller “Engineering Design Graphics,” a textbook still used in high school and college classrooms.
Today, Earle and his wife Theresa live just a few blocks from campus with their dachshund, Shorty. Their home is a maze of memorabilia reflecting a lifetime of shared hobbies that span Old West history, cartooning and boxing, to name a few. Sprinkled here and there are remnants of Slouch—a book on a shelf, a hallway of framed cartoons—that serve as reminders of one of Texas A&M’s most lovable characters.