Adrian Raeside was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1957. He moved to Canada with his parents in 1972, and had many odd jobs before he became editorial cartoonist for the Victoria Times Colonist. His cartoons and comics are widely syndicated, appearing in over 100 newspapers worldwide. His comic strip 'The Other Coast' is distributed by Creators Syndicate since 2001.
Between 1988 and 1992, Adrian Raeside had his own animation company. He produced animations for CBC Television, Turner Broadcasting and Children's Television Workshop. He adapted 'Muppet' characters by Jim Henson for animation and made an animated series adaptation of the book 'The Way Things Work' for the BBC. He has also written several books, including the children's book series 'Dennis the Dragon.