Stuart Carlson began drawing at a tender age, often scribbling on the walls of his parents’ apartment with lipstick. He graduated to pen and ink and a 25-year career with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Carlson took a buyout from the newspaper in 2008, but not before amassing numerous awards, including the John Fischetti award and being named the nation’s best cartoonist by the National Press Foundation.
His work is syndicated to about 35 newspapers by Universal Press Syndicate and can be seen at numerous locations on the series of tubes known as the internet. Carlson also does freelance illustration and is available for public speaking.
Carlson lives with his wife Mary in a maintenance-intensive Victorian that could do with a fresh coat of paint.