Gary Varvel is a national award-winning, syndicated cartoonist. The former editorial cartoonist for The Indianapolis Star was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015.
During his 40-year career, Varvel won numerous awards including the National Headliners Award, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award, the Grambs Aronson Award and the Advancing American Democracy Award.
Varvel’s work is nationally syndicated in over 125 newspapers through Creators Syndicate. His cartoons have appeared on CNN, FoxNews and in Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, Newsday, USA Today, Washington Times, National Review, and Sports Illustrated. His cartoons have also been reprinted in many college and high school textbooks.
Along with his cartooning career, Varvel also taught high school art part-time at Bethesda Christian Schools for 14 years. He also taught an adult Sunday School class for 23 years and served on the Missions Board and Deacon Board.
Varvel has been married to his wife, Carol for 39 years and they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.