Tony Auth began cartooning for his college newspaper, before he became a medical illustrator. While in this occupation at the Rancho Los Amigo Hospital, Auth began drawing political cartoons on the side. By 1968, he was producing three cartoons a week for the UCLA Daily Bruin. In the 1970s, he expanded his activities, and his cartoons were distributed worldwide. Between 1989 and 1990, he drew the newspaper strip 'Norb', written by Daniel Pinkwater.