Johnny Sajem was born in Barnesville, Georgia, and grew up in Atlanta. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He sold his first cartoon to the Saturday Evening Post in 1963. He produced the syndicated 'Seaweed' comic strip, drew 'The Evermores', which was scripted by Mort Walker (1982-86), and co-created 'Winston' with writer Jim Burnett. Sajem has been a contributing gag writer for 'Donald Duck', 'The Muppets', 'Nancy' and 'Mudpie' strips. He has illustrated several children's books and management training books. In 1985, he started a screen printing company, Prints Charming, Inc., specializing in creating and printing custom T-shirt and sportswear designs. He is the cartoonist for the official Atlanta Braves publication, Choptalk.