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Bill is a graduate of Amherst College with a degree in physics. His comic strip FoxTrot began in April 1988. The strip, syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, appears in more than 350 newspapers worldwide and has been collected in several books. Robb is a graduate of Syracuse University with extensive experience in the advertising industry. His comic strip Jump Start is syndicated nationally by United Feature Syndicate. He is a frequent speaker for elementary and high school students in the Philadelphia area, teaching "the art of the possible."
Bruce is the immediate past president of the National Cartoonists Society. He has been the editorial cartoonist for the Daytona News-Journal since 1981, and he launched his cartoon panel Snafu in 1986. Syndicated by Newspaper Enterprise Association, the strip appears in more than 600 papers. In 1993 its title was changed to Beattie Blvd. to coincide with the national release of licensed products. Stephen is the creator of the six-year-old comic strip Herb and Jamaal that is syndicated by Tribune Media Services. He has extensive experience as a freelance artist and continues to do a regular feature for Swimming World magazine. He has been interested in cartooning since grade school
Bill began his career as a cartoonist in 1969 as part of the underground comix movement. His first Zippy strip appeared in 1970, and it was distributed through a variety of outlets, including self-syndication, until King Features Syndicate began national distribution in 1986. Today the comic strip appears in more than 200 newspapers, and thirteen collections of Griffith's work have been published. M. Thomas Inge is Robert Emory Blackwell Professor of Humanities at Randolph-Macon College. As a senior Fulbright lecturer and as a resident scholar with the United States Information Agency, he has taught and consulted in more than eighteen countries. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including the three-volume Handbook of American Popular Culture, and Comics as Culture
Lynn is the creator of For Better or For Worse. She is educated as a medical Illustrator. Syndicated since 1979 by Universal Press Syndicate, her comic strip appears in more than 1,600 newspapers worldwide. She is a past president of the National Cartoonists Society, and has been the recipient of many awards, among them the 1986 Reuben Award, and the Order of Canada in 1992. Scott has written and fawn comic books since 1983. His 1993 book Understanding Comics, a 215-page comic book about the art form of comics, has sold more than 80,000 copies worldwide, including seven foreign language editions. He wrote the "Comics" and "Cartooning" entries for the most recent edition of World Book Encyclopedia.
Jeff draws two comic strips, Shoe and Pluggers, and he is also well-known as an editorial cartoonist. In addition to many other honors, he has won three Pulitzer Prizes and two Reuben Awards. He owns a 1959 DeSoto that he tries to keep running. Toni, President of Toni Mendez, Inc., has been a literary and licensing agent for more than twenty-five years. Among her successful licensing, television and print projects have been Tom Corbett, Space Cadet; Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon; and the various Kliban cat products. She is projects chairperson for the Newspaper Features Council, and is a member of the National Cartoonists Society and the Society of Illustrators.
Trina has been writing and drawing comics since 1966, and she was a founding member of the Wimmen's Comix Collective. In 1988 she co-edited Strip AIDS USA, an AIDS benefit book; and in 1990 she edited and published the pro-choice benefit book CHOICES. She is the author of A Century of Women Cartoonists, published in 1993. Lee is the vice president and editorial director of Universal Press Syndicate. He has been with the syndicate since 1974 when he began as an assistant editor. He has helped with or overseen the development of such comic strips and panels as Doonesbury, Cathy, For Better or For Worse, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Far Side. A master degree in English fostered a love for the prose and characterizations of Charles Dickens that was easily transferred to an appreciation for the eccentricities of cartoonists and their creations.
Nancy is editorial projects director for the Los Angeles Times. She's a member of the Media Relations Committee of the National Cartoonists Society, and has served three terms as a board member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Anita is executive vice president of Creators Syndicate where she is responsible for its day-to-day operations. In addition, an in-house licensing and merchandising department has been developed under her leadership. Prior to joining Creators Syndicate, Tobias served as manager of select features for News America Syndicate.
 
Garry is a Yale University graduate whose comic strip Doonesbury began in 1970. Five years later, the comic strip won the first Pulitzer Prize awarded to a comic strip cartoonist. Universal Press Syndicate distributes the strip to more than 1,200 newspapers throughout the world. The numerous collected editions of Doonesbury have sold more than 7 million copies.