Andy Donato is the editorial cartoonist with the Toronto Sun. He was born in Toronto into a family of Italian origins. He graduated from Danforth Tech and initially worked as a graphic artist with Eaton's department stores. He became an artist with the Toronto Telegram in 1961 and remained there until he joined the Sun for its first issue in November 1971. He has been art director and part time editorial/political cartoonist with the paper chain since, and is best-known for the signature bird that appears in his cartoons. He spends three months a year making fine art paintings in Savannah, Georgia. He has won several awards for cartooning and was president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in 1985 and 1986.