By United Media
|Area(s)||artist, writer, triathlete|
|Frazz, Trizophrenia: Inside the Minds of a Triathlete|
Jef Mallett (born 1962) is the creator and artist of the nationally-syndicated comic strip Frazz. He attended nursing school as well as EMT training for a period of time before leaving to pursue his artistic interests. He has a longtime interest in bicycling and hanggliding and is an avid triathlete, having completed his first triathlon in 1981 (coming in 9th); twice, he has also participated in and completed the Ironman Triathlon. He is married and lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States.
While in high school, Mallett published his first comic strip for his local newspaper, the Big Rapids Pioneer. His first comic series was entitled "Birchbark", telling the saga of a French-Canadian trapper. After becoming a graphic artist, he worked in that capacity for regional newspapers, the Grand Rapids Press and the Flint Journal. Afterwards, Mallett left the commercial world to concentrate on Frazz full-time.
- Dangerous Dan(children's book). Willowisp Press (1996) ISBN 978-0-87406-720-0
- Live at Bryson Elementary. 2005, Andrews McMeel Publishing. 128 pages. Includes foreword by Gene Weingarten and introduction by Jef Mallett. ISBN 0-7407-5447-5
- 99% Perspiration. 2006, Andrews McMeel Publishing. 128 pages. ISBN 0-7407-6043-2
- Frazz 3.1416. 2008, Andrews McMeel Publishing. 128 pages. ISBN 0-7407-7739-4. Includes an introduction by Charles Solomon
- Trizophrenia: Inside the Minds of a Triathlete VeloPress (2009) ISBN 978-1-934030-44-8 
- Live Albom II by Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, Inc. (1990) ISBN 978-0-937247-19-8
- Mallett donated cover artwork for the Bob and Tom Show CD: Operation Radio which was distributed for free to US Servicemen, serving overseas, as part of the USO's Operation Care Package.
- Created all the artwork for the Bob and Tom Show CD: Man Boobs released in 2006.
- Roadie: The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer by Jamie Smith, published Spring 2008 by VeloPress.
- Participated in Nevada Passage, which featured two-person teams competing in cycling, kayaking, and many other outdoor events during a 2006 television reality program; his partner was adventure journalist Stefani Jackenthal, who like him is also an all-American triathlete.
- 2003 annual Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council for "Excellence in Communicating Values and Ethics", for Frazz.
- "Contact the Artist". Comics.com. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- Hersh, Phillip, "Jef Mallett a 'tri-ple' threat", Chicago Tribune (August 26, 2010)
- "Frazz by Jef Mallett - Author Biography". United Feature Syndicate. Archived from the original on 2008-01-07. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- Berggoetz, Barb, "Media Scan", Indianapolis Star (November 12, 2009)
- "Help Bob & Tom Reach $1M!". Kintera.org. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "The Official Bob & Tom Online Store". The Official Bob & Tom Online Store. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Roadie: The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer". velogear.com. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Jef Mallett". The GLyph. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "REALITY CATCHES UP TO JEF MALLETT". The GLyph. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- Frazz on comics.com
- Lambiek.net profile page
- National Cartoonist Society profile page
- Check out Roadie: The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer by Jamie Smith and illustrated by Jef Mallett.
- Cartoonist roundtable in which Jef Mallett participated.