Russell Myers studied at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. In 1960, he was employed by the Hallmark Company as illustrator and editor of greeting cards. In 1970, he created the strip 'Broom Hilda', about a wacky witch who claims to be married to Attila the Hun. After more than a quarter of a century, this strip is running successfully, distributed by Tribune Media Services. In 1985-87, Myers additionally created 'Perky and Beans', a strip about the generation conflicts between a grandfather and his granddaughter.