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|Country||United States of America|
|Monte Wolverton, Chasing 120|
|Profession||Writer, Syndiacated Political Cartoonist, Artist|
|Expertise||Politics, Religion, Political Cartoons, Illustration|
|Education||Ambassador University, Art Center College of Design, Goddard College|
|Media Credits||Interview with Article in Vancouver, WA Columbian, July 3, 2011, Interview with Rob McConnell on November 19, 2014.|
|Publisher of Books||Fantagraphics Books, Plain Truth Ministries|
|Awards||New England Press Association, 1999, First place for a weekly newspaper illustration.|
Monte Wolverton has produced his ascerbic visual political commentary for over 15 years. He is syndicated by Caglecartoons to over 850 publications weekly, and appears weekly in the LA Daily News.
Son of legendary Golden Age and MAD Magazine cartoonist Basil Wolverton, Monte (born in 1948) assimilated a rich graphic diet throughout his childhood in the Portland, Oregon area. During college in Southern California he worked a small design group, later gaining additional training at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design. In the 1980s Wolverton was a freelance designer and illustrator in the Seattle and Portland areas.
In the late 1980s Wolverton returned to Southern California as design director for Plain Truth, a large, faith-based publishing concern, leading a group of over 20 art directors, illustrators and photographers in producing three magazines and other publications and promotional materials. In 1994 he earned an interdisciplinary MA in creativity studies and management from Vermont's Goddard College.
In the late 1990s his humorous illustrations were featured regularly in MAD magazine.
In recent years Wolverton has also pursued fine art, synthesizing a unique vision of form and texture rooted in the distinctive style he shares with his late father.
In 2014, Wolverton released his first novel, Chasing 120. Wolverton and his wife Kaye live in the forest near Vancouver, Washington .