Born in Minneapolis, Michael Fry attended Baylor University in Waco and holds a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He was an editorial cartoonist for the student newspapers at both universities. His first professional cartoon was published in Playboy. Fry's first foray into syndication was the comic strip 'Cheeverwood', which he created for The Washington Post Writers Group from 1985 until 1987.
When I Was Short
He also created the popular comic 'When I Was Short' with Guy Vasilovich and he created 'Scotty' for The Houston Post, from 1984 until 1991. He wrote and drew 'Committed', an outrageous comic panel about being married with children, for United Feature Syndicate between 1994 and 2006. An animated TV series based on the feature was made in 2001. Fry additionally started the animal comic 'Over The Hedge', which he writes and draws with T. Lewis since 1995.
Over The Hedge
Fry is also the author/illustrator of the middle grade illustrated novel series 'The Odd Squad' for Disney/Hyperion. He co-founded and is currently President of the new media company RingTales, that animates print comics for all digital media.