Phil is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator and writer. He draws cartoons for the Wisconsin State Journal focusing specifically on issues relevant to Madison and Wisconsin. Phil also creates illustrations for the editorial page and the sports page of the Wisconsin State Journal, and has been known, from time to time, to even write a column.
Phil distributes his cartoons in newspapers across the state of Wisconsin, and Artizans.com distributes his cartoons throughout the United States and Canada.
Phil received a B.A. in political science and studio art in 2003 from Kenyon College in Ohio and a M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007.
A pathetically loyal Detroit Tigers fan, in his spare time Phil enjoys eating cheese, drinking coffee and being cold. Currently, Phil lives in Madison, Wis., with his very understanding wife, Tricia and son, Owen.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize finalist (2008)
Milwaukee Press Club (2005) (2006) (2007)
SPJ Mark of excellence (2007)
Associated Collegiate Press (2007)