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Darby Conley

Cartoonist from United States of America

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. He says that the best job he's held to date (except cartoonist) was his stint as a lifeguard at a University of Tennessee pool where no  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1970
Place of birth
Concord
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Cartoonist

Education

Institution From To
Amherst College

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