Allison Garwood, also known under the pseudonym Big Al, the Gal (as opposed to Sandy, the Guy, with whom she cooperates) grew up in Atlanta, GA, and graduated from the University of Georgia with an AB in Studio Art. She is a member of the National Cartoonists' Society. Big Al and her husband reside in San Francisco, CA. She worked on the comic strip 'moo.', written by Sandy Clark. In 2003, Garwood and Clark split over creative differences, and 'moo.' was discontinued. Allison Garwood devoted herself once more to creating greeting cards and her own comic 'Neurotica'.