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Gary McCoy

Born: 1962
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: He lives in Belleville, Illinois.

Biography: Gary McCoy is a cartoonist, he has been nominated twice by the National Cartoonist Society as Best Magazine Cartoonist.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Other

Gary McCoy on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

The flying McCoys :
ISBN: 9780740793189 OCLC: 776997299

Andrews McMeel Pub., Kansas City [Mo.] : ©2006.

This zany strip enters the comic-collection scene with circus-like zeal. All that's missing is a parade of elephants and a clown-car escort. Gary and Glenn McCoy's delightfully absurd comic panel blends superheroes, office humor, huggable animals, and twisted relationships in a bizarre marriage of Gary Larson, the New Yorker, Conan O'Brien, and Mad Magazine. Put succinctly, the brothers McCoy present comics for a bold new world. Creating a world where greeting cards heal hospital patients, police officers pull over children driving bumper cars, babies use the patch to quell the pacifier habit, and nudists find out what constitutes a streaker in their colony, the St. Louis area natives alternate writing and drawing duties for the daily panel. The brothers each have been nominated for multiple National Cartoonists Society awards, and Glenn has won in three categories. Gary McCoy's past as a comedian (he won HBO's Stand-Up Stand-Off contest for the St. Louis area in 1995) also shines through in the strip's offbeat humor. Their impressive freelance client list reads like a who's who in cartooning: Disney, DreamWorks, and Hyperion, to name just a few.