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Background about Brian Walker

Brian Walker joins with his brother Greg Walkerto collaborate with their father Mort Walker on the comic strip that their father created Beetle Bailey.

In addition to his work on Beetle Bailey, Brian Walker has a diverse background in professional cartooning and cartoon scholarship. He is a founder and former director of the International Museum of Cartoon Art, where he worked from 1974 to 1992.

Since 1984, he has been part of the creative team that produces the comic strips Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois. He has written and edited over a dozen books on cartoon art, as well as numerous exhibition catalogs and magazine articles. His most recent books, "The Comics – Since 1945," and a companion volume, "The Comics – Before 1945," were published by Harry Abrams in 2002 and 2004 respectively.

Brian Walker taught cartoon history at the School of Visual Arts from 1995 to 1996. He has served as the curator on 65 cartoon exhibitions, including two recent retrospectives, “The Sunday Funnies: 100 Years of Comics in American Life,” at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Conn., and “100 Years of American Comics” at the Belgian Center for Comic Art in Brussels. He was Editor-in-Chief of Collectors’ Showcase magazine from 1997 to 2000 and is currently the Chairman of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society.