St. Petersburg Times

About Don Addis

Don AddisDon Addis has been an editorial cartoonist for the Times Publishing Company since 1964. He's also an active freelancer whose work has appeared in more than a dozen national magazines.

He is creator of the comic panel, "Bent Offerings", distributed by Creators Syndicate, Inc., and previously created two comic strips for United Media Enterprises, "Briny Deep" and "Babyman".

Mr. Addis has a degree in design from the University of Florida College of Architecture and Fine Arts, where he also edited the Orange Peel, then ranked as the nation's number one college humor magazine. He also served as editorial cartoonist on his college newspaper, The Alligator, as he did on his Army newspaper before that. He won 16 awards for cartooning from the Armed Forces Press Service.

He was awarded the National Cartoonists Society prize for Best Newspaper Panel Cartoon for 1993. He won the Florida Education Association School Bell Award for cartoons in the field of education four years in a row and several first places in the Florida Newspaper Illustrator and Cartoonists contest. He was named its Cartoonist of the Year. He also is recipient of the Ignatz Award (named for the Krazy Kat character) presented by his peers.

In addition to turning in seven editorial cartoons a week, Mr. Addis produces feature story illustrations and other special occasion art. He also writes a humor column for the St. Petersburg Times' Sunday Perspective section.

Born in Hollywood, California, on September 13, 1935, he's been a Floridian since 1945. Presently single, he's twice married, the father of four and the grandfather of four.