Tony Auth was an American comic artist and cartoonist. Born William Anthony Auth Jr., he 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, and he was the staff editorial cartoonist of The Philadelphia Inquirer between 1971 and 2012.
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. Auth published two collections of his political cartoons and also illustrated eleven children's books. He passed away on 14 September 2014 from the results of brain cancer.