Born in Minneapolis, Michael Fry attended Baylor University in Waco and holds a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He was an editorial cartoonist for the student newspapers at both universities. His first professional cartoon was published in Playboy. Fry's first foray into syndication was the comic strip 'Cheeverwood', which he created for The Washington Post Writers Group from 1985 until 1987. He also created the popular comic 'When I Was Short' with Guy Vasilovich and he created 'Scotty' for The Houston Post, from 1984 until 1991. He currently writes and draws 'Committed', an outrageous comic panel about being married with children, for United Feature Syndicate. He lives in Houston with his wife and two daughters.