imageGlenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy has long been lauded by his peers for his talent and versatility as a cartoonist. He has the distinction of being honored with 10 different awards from The National Cartoonists Society (NCS), in the fields of editorial cartooning as well as newspaper strips, gags and greeting cards.

His editorial cartoons have been reprinted in The New York Times, USA Today and Newsweek, and appear frequently on CNN. They also have been collected in two books, "Pot Shots" and "Pot Shots 2," both dealing with Bill Clinton's years in office.

Glenn was born in St. Louis and began drawing at age 4 under the tutelage of both his grandfather and his older brother, Gary. Weaned on "Peanuts" paperbacks, he acquired an early interest in cartooning and pursued that interest as the cartoonist for his grade school, high school and college newspapers. He graduated in 1988 from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and graphic design.

After receiving his degree, Glenn landed a job as editorial cartoonist for the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat. In 1990, he won a national talent search called "Create the Comics of the ’90s." Soon after, he began doing gag cartoons for some of the top magazines around the country.

In 1993, his comic strip,"The Duplex," was launched by Universal Uclick, and in 1999 Universal began syndicating his editorial cartoons. Two book collections of "The Duplex" cartoons have been published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. Not having enough to do, Glenn teamed up with his brother Gary in 2005 to create "The Flying McCoys," a comic panel also syndicated by Universal.

In addition to his editorial cartoons, comic strips and magazine cartoons, Glenn has designed and written for several animation studios including Dreamworks, Universal, Film Roman and Disney. He has written and/or illustrated several children's books.

Glenn and his wife, Laura, live in Belleville with their daughter, Molly, and son, Jack.

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