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Birthday
21, 1957
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1957 (age 61)
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA

About

Cartoonist and illustrator whose best-known work was his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip "Bloom County," featuring such iconic characters as Bill the Cat and Opus the Penguin.

Before Fame

He held his first cartooning position with the Austin American-Statesman, but his editorial work caused such controversy that he was fired. He gained notice by The Washington Post after he self-published his college newspaper strip "The Academia Waltz" to pay for his tuition.

Trivia

He followed "Bloom County" with the Sunday-only "Outland" and "Opus" comic strips. He retired from comic strips in 2008 to focus on becoming a children's author.

Family Life

His family was residing in Encino when he was born, but he was raised in Houston, Texas. He and his wife Jody Boyman had two children.

Associated With

He and Bil Keane were both well-known syndicated cartoonists.