John Callahan

John Callahan was an American cartoonist from Portland, Oregon, known for his often controversial cartoons about disabilities. Callahan became a quadriplegic after a car accident at age 21. He taught himself how to draw by clutching a pen between both hands. Callahan used his sketchy and rough visual styles for making cartoons filled with black humor. Although some deemed his work politically incorrect, Callahan considered his work therapeutic. His cartoons appeared in the Willamette Week for 27 years. The animated cartoon series 'Pelswick' and 'Quads' were based on his cartoons. Callahan was also active as a painter and songwriter.

John Callahan

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