Ron Cobb, in his twenties with no formal training in graphic illustration, joined the Disney Studios animation team in Burbank, California for the film 'Sleeping Beauty'. Shortly thereafter, Uncle Sam called, and he spent all of 1963 in Vietnam. His cartoons first appeared in the Los Angeles Free Press in 1963 and from there, they were reprinted by other underground newspapers and magazines around the world. Besides black and white cartoons, he has involved himself with painting and the film medium. He created some of the creatures in the cantina scene for 'Star Wars', as well as many of the designs for the science-fiction movie 'Alien'.