The Rumpus is proud to welcome renowned cartoonist Tony Millionaire to the comics line up. His strip Maakies will now appear every Wednesday in the comics section. In celebration we’ve got two additional pieces by Tony for your reading pleasure along with a bit about the man himself.
Tony Millionaire was born in Boston and grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He attended the Massachusetts College of Art for three and three quarters of a year. Tony writes and draws the ongoing adventures of Sock Monkey, published by Dark Horse Comics since 1998. He is the creator of the syndicated comic strip, Maakies, which has run in weekly newspapers across the country since 1994 and has been collected by Fantagraphics, who also published his graphic novels, Billy Hazelnuts and Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird.
Tony’s work has garnered him five Eisner Awards, three Harvey Awards, and an Ignatz Award. His comic strip Maakies was adapted to the small screen in 1998 for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and in 2008 as THE DRINKY CROW SHOW for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, which is now in repeats and available at www.adultswim.com. His illustrations appear in publications around the globe including THE BELIEVER, THE NEW YORKER and THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, and he illustrated many record covers including THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS “Then; The Earlier Years,” and ELVIS COSTELLO’S “Secret, Profane and Sugarcane,” as well as ELVIS COSTELLO’S “National Ransom,” to be released in the US in November. Tony now lives in Pasadena, CA. with his wife, the actress Becky Thyre and their two daughters.
See more of Tony’s work at http://www.maakies.com
Don’t miss Tony’s bonus Maakies strip here.