About the cartoonist
Steve Conley came to Washington, DC, in 1990 to work as an infographic artist for the Gannett News Service. He joined USA TODAY’s infographics team in 1992 and was a founding designer of USATODAY.com in 1995.
He’s won a number of Journalism and design awards including the National Headliner Award and Addy Awards for his web design work.
In 2004, he was a judge for the Eisner Awards, the Academy Awards for the comic book field. He wrote the proposal for the inclusion of web comics in the awards and thanks to his fellow judges, internet comics shared the stage with their printed counterparts for the first time.
He was Executive Director of the Small Press Expo, North America’s Premier Independent Comics and Cartooning Festival, from 2004-2005
He’s worked as a multimedia designer since 1995 for clients including Universal, TIME for Kids and the Washington Speaker’s Bureau. His political web site work includes designs for Congresswoman (now Senator) Debbie Stabenow and DC Mayor Adrian Fenty.
His cartooning work includes drawing Michael Chabon’s Escapist and most recently Star Trek: Year Four for IDW. In order to draw Kirk and Spock, Steve had to get approval from William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Steve is Shatner-approved.
He’s taught cartooning as part of enrichment programs at a number of Virginia elementary schools and taught web design and software programs at Northern Virginia Community College.
Steve Conley lives in Arlington, Virginia with his lovely-and-talented wife, Britt, and his fluffy-and-untalented cat, Potempkin.