- Andy Mosier
Andy Mosier (born
1960) is an American cartoonist based in Tucson, Arizona. An aspiring animator in his youth, he was in 1977 awarded the prestigious Cine Eagle, for his film "Insanicyle". He won admission to the Cinema School at the University of Southern Californiabut left before graduating. While at USC, he drew a weekly comic strip for the " Daily Trojan" called "Norman" about a porcupine who was a student at the university. At the same time, he had another strip called "Desert Dwellers" that ran in a Phoenix alternative weekly.
Starting in the early 1980's, Mosier produced several comic strips set in the southwest desert of the United States. These include "Sirius" (for the publication "Coyote"), which featured a deep-thinking coyote character, and (for "
Tucson Weekly"), "C.L. Dobbs" (1984-1986; featured another philosophical coyote) and " K. Rat" (1987-present) [http://lambiek.net/artists/m/mosier_andy.htm [a professional biography of Andy Mosier] ] . Mosier also drew "Entropede" (1986-1987), wherein a sardonic centipede offered musings on foibles of human existence. [http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Currents/Content?oid=54239 [An Interview with Andy Mosier] ]
K. Rat", whose title character is a perpetually unemployed kangaroo ratwho in his idleness muses about local and national politics, the peculiarities of the desert climate, and the absurdities of life in general, has been a fixture in the pages of the " Tucson Weekly" for 20 years.
Mosier has also worked as a grassroots organizer for the establishment of
light railin Tucson, Arizona ". [http://www.tucsonlightrail.org/endorse.htm [A High Quality Transit Plan for Tucson's Future] ] .
Mosier works as a
graphic designerfor Madden Publishing. He is good friends with punk mocker Fish Karma.
* [http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Comics/Krat/ "K.Rat" in the "Tucson Weekly"]
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