The Flying McCoys by Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy
Type: Comic Panel
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Gary and Glenn McCoy's delightfully absurd comic panel takes superheroes, office humor, huggable animals and twisted relationships, blending them in a bizarre marriage of Gary Larson, The New Yorker, Conan O'Brien and Mad Magazine. Both award-winning humorists and cartoonists, this duo creates a one-of-a-kind comic panel.
Glenn McCoy has long been recognized by his peers as a superior cartoonist.
Glenn boasts an impressive list of awards from the National Cartoonists Society (NCS), which hands out its "Reubens" each May. Glenn's list of Reubens includes wins in a record five categories: Gag Cartoons (1996, 2002, 2005, 2009); Editorial Cartoons (1997); Newspaper Panel (2010); Greeting Card (2002, 2003, 2004, 2011); and Newspaper Strip for "The Duplex" (2004 and 2011)..
Glenn was the first cartoonist to be victorious in three (NCS) categories.
His editorial cartoons have been reprinted in The New York Times, USA Today and Newsweek, and appear frequently on CNN. They also have been collected in two books, "Pot Shots" and "Pot Shots 2," both dealing with Bill Clinton's years in office.
Glenn was born in St. Louis and began drawing at age 4 under the tutelage of both his grandfather and his older brother, Gary. Weaned on "Peanuts" paperbacks, he acquired an early interest in cartooning and pursued that interest as the cartoonist for his grade school, high school and college newspapers. He graduated in 1988 from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in fine arts and graphic design.
After receiving his degree, Glenn landed a job as editorial cartoonist for the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat in his current hometown of Belleville.
In 1990, he won a national talent search called "Create the Comics of the '90s." Soon after, he began doing gag cartoons for some of the top magazines around the country. In 1993, his comic strip, "The Duplex" was launched by Andrews McMeel Syndication, and in 1999 Universal began syndicating his editorial cartoons. Two book collections of "The Duplex," cartoons have been published by Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Glenn has garnered two NCS Newspaper Comic Strip Cartoonist of the Year awards for his work on "The Duplex," first in 2004 and again in 2011. This is a testament to the consistent quality of work that Glenn has instilled in "The Duplex" for 20 years.
Glenn partners with his brother, Gary, to create the daily single panel cartoon "The Flying McCoys."
In addition to his editorial cartoons, comic strips and magazine cartoons, Glenn has designed and written for several animation studios including Dreamworks SKG, Film Roman and Disney. He has written and/or illustrated several children's books.
Glenn and his wife, Laura, live in Belleville with their daughter, Molly, and son, Jack.
Gary McCoy was born in 1962 and developed a lifelong love of cartooning alongside his younger brother, Glenn.
For 14 years, Gary worked as the editorial cartoonist for the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis. His work on Illinois state issues was distributed by Copley News Service, and has been reprinted in The Washington Post, as well as some textbooks. His work has also appeared in “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year” (Pelican Publishing Co.).
Gary is the main cartoonist for Vivid, an English language magazine dealing with art, culture, lifestyle and politics, published in Bucharest, Romania. He also freelances as a cartoonist and humor illustrator.
Gary’s work as a graphic artist and freelance cartoonist has generated an impressive client list, including companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Gibson Greetings, Disney’s ABC.com, NobleWorks, Inc., Marcel Schurman Design, and Playboy magazine.
His work for these clients garnered him three consecutive nominations from the National Cartoonists Society (NCS)—two as best gag cartoonist of the year, and one as best greeting-card cartoonist. Gary also dabbled in stand-up comedy, winning HBO’s Stand-Up Stand-Off contest for the St. Louis area in the mid-’90s.
The Flying McCoys is the realization of his lifelong dream to collaborate with his brother, Glenn, on a comic. Gary resides in Belleville, Ill.—just across the Mississippi River from his hometown of St. Louis.
Meet the Cast of The Flying McCoys
All right, so now you know what and who, how about why? Well, the short answer is, "it's the best panel we've seen in years."
Glenn and Gary have both been nominated multiple times for National Cartoonists Society (NCS) awards. Glenn has won in three separate NCS categories. Glenn and Gary's freelance client-list reads like a who's-who in cartooning: Disney, DreamWorks, Hyperion, Film Roman, Andrews McMeel, etc.
You're going to find that there's something in the McCoys' work that will touch you in your funny place.