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Biography

Drew was born in Massachusetts, and began drawing things immediately thereafter. He completed his formal education with a Fine Arts degree from The College of William and Mary, where he angered his art professors by telling them he wanted to be a cartoonist.

Eventually Drew moved to Boston and began drawing political cartoons for a variety of weekly newspapers, earning Massachusetts and New England Press Awards for his work. He also began careers carving gravestones, and capturing business meetings graphically, both of which he still does.

Drew had his first cartoon published in the New Yorker magazine in 2002. He’s also done work for TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and The Boston Globe.

A huge break came in 2004, when the Boston Red Sox won their first World Series in 86 years. Drew doesn’t play professional baseball, but feels like he earned it nonetheless. Everything else since then is just a bonus, really.

In 2006 Drew was given the National Cartoonists Society’s “Reuben Award” as the country's best gag cartoonist. He is featured in Volumes 1 and 2 of the cartoon anthology The Rejection Collection (Simon Spotlight Entertainment), and is a co-originator of the New Yorker’s humor blog, The Cartoon Lounge.

In 2007, Drew relocated to Hoboken, NJ, just because the name sounds funny. He continues to draw and paint things.

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Words Pictures Humor - A blog by Drew Dernavich

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