Sandra Bell-Lundy, being Canadian born she began her career as a cartoonist by creating comics for her university campus newspaper, a women's networking newsletter and some newspaper ads.
After developing a cartoon strip which was loosely based on a group of her friends, she self-syndicated to a number of southern Ontario dailies for four years.
In 1994, "Between Friends" attracted the attention of King Features and is now syndicated to nearly 130 newspapers worldwide such as the Toronto Star, the Montreal Gazette, the Calgary Herald, the Seattle Times, the Tuscon Citizen and the Houston Chronicle. In addition to Canada and the United States, it also appears in eleven countries as far and wide as Australia, India, South Africa, Jamaica and the United Arab Emirates.
"Between Friends" celebrates the essence and angst of three contemporary, forty-something women friends: Susan, Maeve, and Kim.
"Between Friends" has been collected in two anthologies, "Hello, Daughter" (Plan Nine Publishing) and "Coffee, Tea, and Reality" (Andrews and McMeel).
Born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, Sandra now resides in Welland with her husband, Tim, their children, Devin and Tara and a golden retriever named Newman.
Steve Kelley, for more than two decades has devoted his attention to public officials the way the radiator grille of a tractor-trailer might devote it's attention to June bugs. He has delighted readers with editorial cartoons that consistently consign office-holders to the one fate they fear most: that of not being taken seriously.
An honors graduate from Dartmouth College, Kelley began his career at the San Diego Union-Tribune. In 2002, he moved to The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.
"I tend to limit my cartoons to two subjects," Kelley confesses. "Politics and stuff people actually care about."
In 2010, Kelley joined with Jeff Parker to launch Dustin. Kelley, the writer of Dustin, uses his humor to make Dustin work for audiences. He explained: "Humor in large part is based on irony, and it's seeing where all the pieces fit together. What a funny person is able to do is find the irony and present it inthe way that is funny to others. It's really like writing a sitcom. We call it a 'sitcomic.'"
His editorial cartoons have won numerous awards, including six first-place finishes from the California Newpaper Publishers Association. In 2001, he won first-place awards from the CNPA, the Los Angeles Press Club and the Best of the West competition. That same year, he also won the National Headliner Award.
The Virginia native is a popular speaker and humorist. A veteran of seven appearanes on The Tonight Show, Kelley gives much of his time and talent to charity. Funny Money, which he co-created, has provided funding for the San Diego Child Abuse Prevention Foundation for seven consecutive years. In 2001, he started 1,000 Laughs for 1,000 Smiles to raise money to fund reconstructive surgery for children in Mexico.
Kelley is the father of a young son, Hayden, about whom he brags without regard to the listener's interest.
Jeff Parker, growing up with rockets on Florida's space coast, Jeff, first began drawing editorial cartoons for Florida Environments newsmagazine in 1989 followed by Orlando Business Journal in 1990 before joining his hometown newspaper, FLORIDA TODAY, IN 1992. His cartoons are distributed to hundreds of national and international news media outlets by Caglecartoons.com.
In addition to editorial cartooning, Jeff and Steve Kelley, collaborate to create the comic strip Dustin, named Best Newspaper Comic Strip for 2010 by the National Cartoonists Society (NCS). He also help Mike Peters with the drawing chores of his comic strip, Mother Goose and Grimm.
Jeff is a member of both the NCS and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. His cartoon recognition includes awards from Gannett News Service, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Society of Newpaper Editors, Florida Press Club, Florida Press Association, and the First Amendment Foundation. In 2005, Jeff was honored to take home the NCS Reuben Division Award for Editioral Cartooning after three prior nominations. He has been published in Pelican Book's Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year since 1992.
His cartoons continue to be regularly featured worldwide in magazines, books, and broadcast media, including CNN, Fox News, USA Today, Newsweek, TIME, The Washington Post, Le Monde, Courrier International and The New York Times.
In 1999, Jeff traveled to Cuba on assignment with a contingent of 18 American cartoonists to get an inside look at one of the last bastions of communism. His journal and sketch diary of the trip were reproduced later in three editions of FLORIDA TODAY.
Jeff works from his home studio. His wife, Pat, considers him her only child.
Stephen Silver, was born in London, England in August 1972. Aspiring to be a professional artist my whole life and knowing drawing would be my vocation, I got my professional start in 1992 drawing caricatures at Sea World in San Diego. In 1993 I started my own illustration company called Silvertoons. In 1997 I was hired by Warner Bros. Television Animation as a character designer, and have been working in the animation industry ever since.
I have designed for Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, designing charaters for shows such as "Kim Possible," "Danny Phantom," Kevins Smith's "Clerks" the animated series, and many more.
I am the author and artist of 6 self-published books on the art of sketching, character design, caricatures and life drawing and most recently an interactive ebook app called Jolly and Roger's Misguided Adventures. In addition to working freelance I also teach an online character design course at www.schoolism.com.