Roy Doty grew up in Columbus, Ohio and began freelancing in New York City in 1946. His work has appeared in most major magazines, such as The New York Times, Field & Stream, Popular Science, the London Daily Mail. He wrote and drew the 'Laugh-In' strip from 1969 until 1972, and did his home improvement series 'Wordless Workshop' for 50 years in publications like Family Handyman magazine.
Roy Doty's humorous cartoon illustrations have appeared on packages and book covers, as print advertising in glossy magazines, and in syndication. They have appeared in campaigns for non-profit organizations and on television. In 1953, he also hosted his own 'The Roy Doty Show' on the DuMont Television Network. Doty remained active as an illustrator well into his nineties. He passed away in March 2015.