Darby Conley Cartoonist

Darby Conley is an American cartoonist best known for the popular comic strip Get Fuzzy. Conley was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1970, and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. His first cartoons appeared in the Doyle High Trailblazer, his school paper in Knoxville, Tennessee. His single-panel strip of weirdness won him first place in a News-Sentinel student cartoon competition in 1986, thus planting the idea of someday becoming a professional cartoonist. He went on to earn a Fine Arts and Art History degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts, continuing to improve his Far Side clones for the Amherst Student, graduating in 1994. While a student in college, he played rugby, explaining the rugby sport references in his comic strip. Conley was also a member of an all-male, jazz-influenced a cappella group, the Zumbyes. Conley became a vegetarian in 2005. He currently lives in Boston with two cats, Lego and Rugby. Conley's first real job was putting boats and mountain bikes together at an outdoor sports store, work that he says shredded his hands.

Personal details

Date of birth
1970
Place of birth
Concord
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
Knoxville , Tennessee
pop. 183,270 (2013)

Education

1. Amherst College Colleges/University

Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,795 students in the fall of 2010. Students choose courses from 35 major programs in an unusually open curriculum.

Type Private school
Endowment
2013. 1.82 bil. $
2010. 1.39 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1821
Headquarters
103 Converse Hall, 01002 - Amherst, Massachusetts
Undergraduates
2013. 1,785
2010. 1,794
2009. 1,750
Acceptance rate
2013. 14.0 %
2012. 11.9 %
2010. 13.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 58 K $
2010. 40.2 K $
Official web page www.amherst.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Amherst College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1962., Cartoonist
b. 1967., Comedian
b. 1973., Writer
b. 1968., Blues Artist
b. 1970., Visual Artist
b. 1970., Writer
b. 1973., Author
b. 1971., Politician

Written work

1.The Stinking: A Get Fuzzy Treasury

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2012. by Andrews McMeel Publishing

Wikipedia

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