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Steve Benson Brumsic Brandon, Jr.
Steve is the editorial cartoonist for the Arizona Republic and the winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize. His work is syndicated by United Media. He served as vice president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in 1997-1998. Brandon is a native of Washington, DC who has been cartooning since 1945. Best known for his comic strip Luther which was syndicated from 1968-1986, he has also done animation and political cartoons. He is currently a columnist and cartoonist for Florida Today.
Mark J. Cohen Dave Coverly
Mark is a collector, historian, and dealer of original cartoon art. He has contributed to gags to Wee Pals for twenty-five years and also writes for Gasoline Alley and Popeye. Humor in a Jugular Vein, an exhibition of MAD Magazine materials collected by him and Rose Marie McDaniel, has toured nationally since 1991 Dan is a Michigan native with a master's degree in creative writing from Indiana University. He is the creator of Speed Bump which is distributed by Creators Syndicate. He won the National Cartoonists Society's award for best syndicated panel cartoon in 1994.
derf Will Eisner
derf draws his comic strip The City for more than thirty alternative publications, and he also cartoons regularly for The Village Voice. He was the graphic designer on a team of Akron Beacon Journal staffers that won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for community service. Will is the creator of The Spirit and the author of numerous books, including the ground-breaking graphic novel, A Contract with God, published in 1978. His honors include membership in the International Museum of Cartoon Art's Hall of Fame, the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society, and many international awards including the Grand Prize Yellow Kid Award in Rome.
Robert C. Harvey Patrick McDonnell
R. C. Harvey is the author of The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History and The Art of the Comic Book: An Aesthetic History. He is a frequent contributor to Cartoonist PROfiles and Comics Journal. In 1998 he curated the exhibition Children of the Yellow Kid: The Evolution of the American Comic Strip for the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. Patrick holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. He created Mutts for King Features Syndicate in 1994, and it won the National Cartoonist Society's award for best newspaper comic strip in 1996. He is the co-author (with Karen O'Connell) of Krazy Kat: The Art of George Herriman.
Jack Ohman Joel Pett
Jack is editorial cartoonist for the Portland Oregonian where he has worked since 1983. His editorial cartoons and his comic strip Mixed Media are both syndicated by Tribune Media Services. He is the author of nine books. Joel has been the editorial cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader since 1984. His cartoons are syndicated by North America Syndicate and they have been collected in four books, the most recent of which is Just Don't Inhale!! published in 1996. He is the current president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
Victoria Roberts Ted Rall
Victoria's work has appeared in numerous publications including National Times and The New Yorker. A native New Yorker, she grew up in Mexico and lived in Australia for fifteen years. She illustrated Tuna Fish Gourmet by Tracy Seaman, published in 1994.
Ted has both his editorial cartoons and his editorial columns syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Rolling Stone. His most recent book is Revenge of the Latch Key Kids: An Illustrated Guide to Surviving the 90s and Beyond.
Jeff Smith Art Spiegelman
Jeff founded Cartoon Books imprint in 1991 in order to publish Bone, a bi-monthly comic book featuring the continuing adventures of Fone Bone and his friends. He is the winner of numerous awards including four Harvey Awards and nine Eisner Awards. His work is now translated into thirteen languages. Art has been a freelance artist and writer since 1965. Among his many honors is a special citation Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for Maus. He has been a contributing editor to The New Yorker since 1992. His most recent book is Open Me-I'm a Dog!
Bob Thaves  
Bob draws the comic strip Frank & Ernest which is syndicated by Newspaper Enterprise Association to more than 1,300 newspapers world wide. He has received the National Cartoonists Society's award for best syndicated panel cartoon three times. Recently he has pioneered in developing a 3-D Website for his comic strip.