Dave Granlund has been an editorial cartoonist published in daily newspapers since 1977. Born in Ware, Mass., Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at age 16, he was published on the editorial pages of local weekly newspapers. his eight-year enlistment in the USAF included assignments with SAC HQ and with Headquarters Command, where his duties included work as head illustrator for the Presidential Inaugural Subcommittee and providing briefing charts for the White House and support for Air Force One. As part of NATO in Operation looking Glass with the Airborne Command Post, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Dave's newspaper honors include awards from UPI, new England Press Association, International Association of Business Communicators, The associated Press and Massachusetts Press Association. his work has been nominated numerous times for the Pulitzer Prize. his pastimes and interests include history, wood carving, antique tractors and Swedish language studies.