JOHN TREVER BIOGRAPHY
John Trever has served as the Albuquerque Journal's editorial cartoonist since 1976.
His work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Free Press Association, the Overseas Press Club, the New Mexico Legislature and the Albuquerque Arts Alliance. His cartoons are distributed to more than 350 daily papers by King Features Syndicate. They have been reprinted in a wide variety of magazines and books, and may be seen on the World Wide Web.
The son of a college professor involved in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Trever showed early interest in more contemporary publications by winning the first national Newspaper Comics Council contest at age 13 with a drawing of Pogo. He earned Phi Beta Kappa honors at Syracuse University, where he cartooned for the Daily Orange, and attended the University of Chicago on a political science fellowship. He served with the Air Force in Wyoming as a Minuteman Launch Officer and worked as the staff artist and cartoonist for the Sentinel Newspapers in Denver before arriving in Albuquerque.
His cartoons have been collected in two volumes, The Trever Gallery: A Public Hanging (1992) and The Trever GallerY2K: Drawing Fire (1999).
Trever and his wife Karen, a Montessori teacher, have five grown children and two grandchildren. In his spare time he collects Lionel trains, enjoys bluegrass music and fantasizes that the Chicago Cubs will return to the World Series in his lifetime.