Edward D. Kuekes was a cartoonist and comic artist born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied at the Baldwin-Wallace College, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He began his career as a cartoonist for the Cleveland Pain Dealer in 1922. Although mainly active as a cartoonist, he also created the comic strip 'Alice in Wonderland' with scriptwriter Olive Ray Scott, which was syndicated by United Features in 1934. His work for the Plain Dealer also included the Sunday strip 'Funny Fables' in the mid 1930s. In the period 1955-62 Kuekes did a daily panel called 'Do You Believe' with Steve Freeley for Lafave Syndicate.