Chip Sansom is the son of Art Sansom, the creator of the 'Born Loser' strip. After graduating in English and Management Science, Chip Sansom worked in the business world for a while. However, he became a full-time assistant to his father in 1979 on the 'Born Loser' panel. Throughout the 1980s, Chip's role increased on the drawing and writing duties. After his father's death in 1991, Chip Sansom took over the comic completely.