KidTown by Steve McGarry
Type: Comic Strip
Available for print / Web / mobile
Written and illustrated by Steve McGarry, KidTown is designed to familiarize school-age children with different parts of the newspaper. KidTown is written for kids 6 - 12 years old and is designed to engage them on the comics page with puzzles, activities, scavenger hunts and trivia.
Steve McGarry is the creator of the comic strips Biographic, KidTown, Badlands and Trivquiz. Biographic combines McGarry's bold, realistic artwork with biographies of today's hottest stars. KidTown is written for children ages 6 to 12 and is designed to engage them on the comics page with puzzles, activities, scavenger hunts and trivia. The western spoof strip Badlands is about the silly and saucy antics of Marshal Mask and his motley mob of maladjusted misfits. Trivquiz is a daily dose of facts and trivia questions designed to test the reader’s knowledge of pop culture.
Originally from the United Kingdom, McGarry followed his passions of cartooning and music to the United States. In 2001, McGarry was named president of the NCS and served two terms until 2005. In 2002, he was awarded Illustrator of the Year by the NCS and became the first overseas artist to receive a prestigious Stanley Award from the Australian Cartoonists Association. In 2012, he was awarded the NCS Silver T-Square Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the profession. He now resides in Orange County, California, with his family.