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While attending Washington University in St. Louis, he won the Chicago Tribune Student Cartoonist Contest for a strip named Paperback Writer. After graduating, in 1983 he became a political cartoonist. In 1985, he created the comic strip Robotman, now known as Monty. Meddick did not own the Robotman property, whereas he created and owns the Monty character. He lives in New York City with his wife.
- "A funny thing's happening to our comics pages". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. September 18, 2000. pp. 1 LIFE. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
Robotman: Jim Meddick's surreal, sometimes dark-humored strip is probably the strangest addition to the Star-Telegram lineup.
- Dodge, Susan (June 22, 1999). "Smooth Sphynxes top shaggy tabbies as new cat's meow". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 8. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
Creator Jim Meddick said he tried to write Fleshy out after a week by having him adopted by bald actor Patrick Stewart, but readers' response was so heavy ...
- Lane, Susan; Hasten, Elizabeth (1985). How to make money in newspaper syndication: a step-by-step guide which shows you how to market your feature to newspaper syndicates. Newspaper Syndication Specialists. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-9615800-1-8. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
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