Craig MacIntosh (born December 28, 1943) is an American cartoonist who, along with artist Steve Sack, draws the comic Doodles, which began in 1986 and is distributed by Creators Syndicate. MacIntosh currently works on the comic strip Sally Forth along with colleague and writer Francesco Marciuliano and worked as an editorial cartoonist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune until 1992.
Craig MacIntosh was born in Long Beach, California. in 1943. He grew up in a Navy family and lived on both coasts as a child and considers Honolulu his hometown. He graduated from Radford High School in 1962 and went to University of Illinois, graduating in 1966 with degree in Fine Arts.
Craig was drafted that fall and spent three years in the U.S. Army, with the last year in Vietnam as a platoon leader. When he returned home, he began work as an editorial cartoonist with the Dayton, Ohio, Journal Herald until 1975.
In 1975, he moved to Minneapolis to become the editorial cartoonist for the evening Minneapolis Star and then continued with the merged Star and Tribune (now Star Tribune). In 1979-80, he created a strip called "Gunnar" for the Star. In 1986, he and Steve Sack joined to create the children’s cartoon feature Doodles. In 1992, he left the paper to work full-time on the syndicated cartoon strip Sally Forth, as well as continuing with Doodles.
He has published two books of drawings of historic buildings in Dayton and Minneapolis. He enjoys working with bronze sculpture and watercolor paintings. Craig was also a high school surf star in Hawaii. He surfed extensively at the hot breaks and was known for his smooth style at Kaiser's Bowl and Number 3's on the south shore, Makaha and on the north shore at famous spots like Haleiwa, Laniakea, and Pipeline. He keeps in close contact with his old surf pals, and once in a while gets in the water. In his free time, he enjoys oil painting.
Craig is married, with two adult children who live in Minneapolis.
Fiction writing career
Craig MacIntosh has also begun writing fiction stories. He has three books currently published as of the time of this writing -- McFadden's War (a crime story set in the Philippines), The Last Lightning (a World War II novel), and The Fortunate Orphans (another World War II story).
- McFadden's War (2014)
- The Last Lightning (2012)
- The Fortunate Orphans (20009)
- Wolf's Vendetta (2015)
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