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Sergio Aragones has cartooned for Mad Magazine since 1962. Fifteen books of his work have been published, and he has illustrated fourteen other books. Aragones has won the National Cartoonists Society's comic books and animation awards seven times.

Tom Batiuk is the creator of Funky Winkerbean (North America Syndicate), John Darling with Jerry Shamway (North America Syndicate), and Crankshaft with Chuck Ayers (Creators Syndicate). He now chairs the Syndicate Relations committee for the National Cartoonists Society.
John Berton is a scientific visualization specialist with the Ohio Supercomputer Graphics Project. He has previously worked as director/animator at Mental Images in Berlin and as director/animator with Cranston/Csuri Productions.
Bo Brown is a veteran magazine cartoonist who has published 30,000 cartoons in 600 publications. He sold his first cartoon to Saturday Evening Post while he was in law school and has freelanced since that time. In 1982 he won the National Cartoonists Society award as best magazine gag cartoonist.
Buck Brown has cartooned for Playboy for more than twenty-five years. His Granny character remains popular with readers of all ages. Brown's work has also appeared in Dollars & Sense, Ebony, Today's Health, True, and many other publications.
Sandy Campbell has been the editorial cartoonist for The Tennessean in Nashville since 1975. Prior to that he was an editorial writer and copy editor who submitted occasional cartoons and illustrations to the newspaper. He was president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in 1980-1981 and is the recipient of the Ink Bottle award from the AAEC.
Tee Collins is an assistant professor in The Ohio State University Department of Photography and Cinema. He has designed and produced numerous animated and live action films including more than one hundred spots for Sesame Street and forty minutes of animated film for Vegetable Soup.
Will Eisner is the creator of The Spirit, Sheena Queen of the Jungle, and many other early comic books. He has been active in the field of educational comics and is the author of several books including Comics and Sequential Art, Contract with God, and A Life Force. Eisner is a four-time winner of the National Cartoonists Society's best comic book cartoonist award.
Draper Hill, editorial cartoonist for The Detroit News since 1976, is a widely published scholar on the history of cartoon art. He is writing a biography of Thomas Nast which was supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1983-1984. Hill was president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in 1975-1976 and is the recipient of their Ink Bottle award.
Etta Hulme has been the editorial cartoonist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram since 1972. She received the best editorial cartoonist of the year award from the National Cartoonists Society in 1982. She served as president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in 1986-1987.
Lynn Johnston created For Better or For Worse (Universal Press Syndicate) in 1979. Based on her own family's experiences, the comic strip has been reprinted in several books. Johnston won the Reuben Award in 1985 and served as acting president of the National Cartoonists Society in 1988-1989.
John Lasseter is director of computer animated films for Pixar (formerly Lucas film Computer Graphics Division). He has created four works there including Tin Toy, the 1988 Academy Award winner for best animated short film. Prior to joining Pixar, he worked as an animator at the Walt Disney Studio.
Tim Menees joined the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as editorial cartoonist in 1976 after having worked as a reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for four years. He has drawn three syndicated comic strips over the years: Wordsmith, and, with Mike Keefe, Cooper and Iota.
David Wiley Miller is editorial cartoonist for the San Francisco Examiner. He created the comic strip Fenton which was syndicated by North America Syndicate and he illustrated the book Show Is a Four Letter Word.
Richard Newcombe founded Creators Syndicate in 1997. Prior to that he was chief executive officer with News America Syndicate. He also worked as vice president and general manager for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. Newcombe serves on the board of the Newspaper Features Council.
Judith O'Sullivan is president of The Museums at Stony Brook. She was previously acting assistant director for museum programs, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art. O'Sullivan is the author of several books about cartoon art and she served as co-curator of the exhibition Great American Comics: 100 Years of Cartoon Art.
Mike Peters, editorial cartoonist for the Dayton Daily News-Journal Herald, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1981. His editorial cartoons are syndicated with United Feature Syndicate and his comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm is syndicated with Tribune Media Services.
Arnold Roth has published cartoons in Time, Esquire, Sports Illustrated and many other magazines. He draws the comic panel Poor Arnold's Almanac (Creators Syndicate). Roth served as president of the National Cartoonists Society and won the Reuben Award in 1983. He also won the Gold and Silver awards from the Society of Illustrators.
Lee Salem, vice president and editorial director of Universal Press Syndicate, has been with the Kansas City-based firm since 1974. He has been associated with the development of numerous comic strips including Doonesbury, Cathy, For Better or For Worse, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Far Side.
Jeff Stahler is the editorial cartoonist for the Cincinnati Post and his work is syndicated with NEA. He previously was editorial cartoonist for the Columbus Citizen Journal. Stahler is also active as a freelance magazine cartoonist.
Mark Alan Stamaty has drawn Washingtoon (Washington Post Writers Group) since 1981. He created two other comic strips which were published in the Village Voice and has written and illustrated several children's books. He won the Gold award from the society of Illustrators in 1974.
Ed Stein has been the editorial cartoonist for the Rocky Mountain News for eleven years and his work is syndicated by NEA. He has won numerous awards including the Judge's Award in the World Hunger Media Awards competition for his cartoon effort on behalf of famine relief. Stein is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
Don Stredney is assistant professor in The Ohio State University Department of Art Education and the Advanced Computing Center for Arts and Design. He previously worked as senior animator with Craston/Csuri Productions. One of his research interests is the use of computer graphics techniques as artistic expression.
Dana Summers has worked as the editorial cartoonist for The Orlando Sentinel since 1982. His editorial cartoons are syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. Summers is the co-creator with Ralph Dunagin of The Middletons (North America Syndicate).
Robert W. Wagner is professor emeritus in The Ohio State University Department of Photography and Cinema. He has taught and produced films for many years and served as a member of the board of directors for the American Film Institute.
Mort Walker, creator of Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois (both with King Features Syndicate) and several other successful comic strips, won the Reuben Award in 1954 and served as president of the National Cartoonists Society in 1959-1960. He has been active with the Newspaper Features Council and founded the Museum of Cartoon Art in 1974.
Bill Watterson created Calvin and Hobbes (Universal Press Syndicate) in 1985. A graduate of Kenyon College, Watterson cartooned for the student newspaper and worked as editorial cartoonist for the Cincinnati Post prior to devoting himself to his comic strip. Watterson won the Reuben Award in 1986 and 1988.
Chris Wedge is founder and creative director of Blue Sky Productions, Inc., a computer animation production company developing high-end synthetic imagery for commercial and theatrical special effects and animation.
Richard Samuel West published Puck and Target, journals of political cartooning and is the author of Satire on Stone, a biography of Joseph Keppler. He is active as an analyst and critic of cartoon art.

Caricatures by Jeff Stahler