was born in Ithaca, NY in 1965 and raised by my three parents,
my mother, my father and our TV. Later we moved to Baldwinsville,
NY where I reluctantly attended school (thank the heavens for
Art Class). I then went Syracuse University and graduated in '87
with a BFA in Illustration.
was the political cartoonist for the The
Post-Standard, newspaper in Syracuse, NY for 25 years. Throughout
that time my cartoons have been seen in The New York Times, The
Washington Post, USA Today and Newsweek.
have also written
fiction and satire with my good friend Hart
Seely. Our pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, The New
York Times, The Village Voice, Slate, and on National Public Radio.
Hart and I had a book of humor essays published by Villard
in 2000. It was called "2007-Eleven
and Other American Comedies".
drawn comics for Raw Jr., Nick Magazine and Scholastic Books.
I am also the Eisner nominated creator of the comic book series
Max Hamm Fairy Tale Detective.
live in Syracuse with my wife and family, where we enjoy all things