One day in 1980, Roger Schillerstrom, three years removed from college but without a career, decided to become an editorial cartoonist. So he packed his bags, moved to Chicago from Des Moines, Iowa, and began working freelance for some national publications, among them .
By 1988, Schillerstrom was our full-time cartoonist, not only doing a weekly editorial page piece but also drawing many of our covers. He enjoys doing the color covers, "a tenuous proposition, since I'm color blind," he said. "Editorial cartooning remains my first love."
He's frequently asked how he comes up with his ideas. Editors give him a list of top stories in each issue, and he comes up with his concepts. "I've discovered that my chances for success tend to increase geometrically as deadline approaches," Schillerstrom said.