Andrew A. Munch worked as a cartoonist for a couple of years, drawing 'Mac' for the Newspaper Enterprise Association between 1930 and 1936.

Early life
He was born in 1908 in Cleveland, Ohio, as Andrew A. Montsch. His father was a tailor. Somewhere during the 1920s, Andrew changed his last name to Munch, and worked as a clerk. By 1930 he was a newspaper artist through the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA).

Mac
Munch succeeded the late Irving S. Knickerbocker on 'Mac', a gag-a-week strip about a street kid with a giant tie. It was part of the NEA's budget features, aimed at smaller newspapers, and therefore not very widespread. 'Mac' however knew a certain durability. Munch managed to continue the comic from 14 March 1930 through 2 November 1936. He was succeeded by Howard Boughner (1936-1941) and Bob Moyer (1941-1943).

Later life
The cartoonist then worked as a photographer for the NEA News Service, before becoming assistant manager for Acme Pictures in Washington in 1942. In later years, he was publicist for the East Michigan Tourist Association, and then an employee of the Bay City Times newspaper. He passed away in Bay City, Michigan, on 6 June 1957.

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