Monte Wolverton

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2006 editorial cartoon by Monte Wolverton

Monte Wolverton is an American editorial cartoonist who is best known for his satiric pages in Mad, his Weekly Wolvertoon website and his contributions as the managing editor of The Plain Truth.[1]

As the son of cartoonist Basil Wolverton, he grew up in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by imaginative illustrations and cartoons, and attended college in Los Angeles, California. In the early 1970s, he launched his career as a graphic designer and saw his first cartoons and comics published in CAR-toons, CB Radio, Creative Computing and Youth.[1]

In the late 1970s, he relocated back to the Pacific Northwest for full-time freelancing in illustration, magazine art direction, advertising and publication design, corporate image and creative consulting. In 1985, he returned to California to serve as art director for The Plain Truth, taking on more editorial duties as the years passed. He expanded his editorial cartooning in the mid-1990s at the same time he began contributing to Mad. His work is currently syndicated by Cagle Cartoons to over 800 newspapers.[1][2]

A member of the National Cartoonists Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists],[3] Wolverton is the president of the Rat Terrier Club of America. He lives in Westlake Village, California with his wife Kayte, who is a Rat Terrier Club of America board member.[4]

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