Don Simpson was born in 1961 and began drawing around the age of five. His influences include classic 1960s superhero comic books, newspaper comic strips and Mad Magazine. Don's technique is a hybrid of traditional cartooning methods and the latest digital technologies (Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, and PageMaker) for comprehensive development from initial concept to print and Internet. Don lives in the north of Pittsburgh with his wife Judy. He teaches cartooning and computer graphics, and plays the tenor sax.