Drew Friedman is the son of the novelist and scriptwriter Bruce Jay Friedman. Drew, and his brother Josh Allan, grew up in the risqué heart of Manhattan in New York City during the golden age of pornography. Drew Friedman had a monthly cartoon in Spy magazine in the late seventies, and his work has widely appeared, including in MAD Magazine. His brother Josh Friedman wrote columns for Screw Magazine, which were collected as the 'Tales of Times Square' (1993).
Together with his brother Josh Allen, they published 'Any Similarity to Persons Living or Dead is Purely Coincidental (1997), 'Warts and All' (1990) and 'The Private Life of Public Figures' (1993). Drew Friedman won the Newspaper Illustration Award by the National Cartoonist Society for 2000, and recently released his caricatures of 'Old Jewish Comedians' (2006) and the comic art anthology 'The Fun Never Stops' (2007). Among his graphical influences are S. Clay Wilson and Robert Crumb.