John Caldwell (cartoonist)

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John Caldwell
Born 1946 (age 68–69)
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist

John I. Caldwell (born 1946)[1] is a nationally syndicated American gag cartoonist primarily known for his work in National Lampoon and Mad, where he is a member of "The Usual Gang of Idiots."

Caldwell's drawings have appeared in numerous publications, including Writer's Digest, Playboy, Barron's, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest and Harvard Business Review. He designs greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings and Nobleworks.


Caldwell never received any actual training as a cartoonist, but he attended the Parsons School of Design, where his general art education helped him prepare for a cartooning career. He spent 1969–70 working for the State of New York as a cartographer.[2]

Caldwell lives with his wife Diane and dog Jade in upstate New York.



  1. ^ "'Mueca' to 'Mulick'," Reading Room Index to the Comic Art Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Division. Retrieved August 21, 2008.
  2. ^ Caldwell, John. Biography from official website. Retrieved August 21, 2008.


  • Glasbergen, Randy. How to Be a Successful Cartoonist. North Light Books, 1996.

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