Ed Frascino was born in New York City on November 15, 1930. As a young boy, he loved to read “The Funnies” newspaper comic strips. At 14 years old, he was drawing his own strip, heavily influenced by Milton Caniff’s “Terry and the Pirates, for a small group of his friends. He graduated in 1950 from Parsons School of Design, and then served in the military from 1951 through 1953. He became a contract artist for The New Yorker in 1965. Ed Frascino’s cartoons have also been published in the New York Times, Playboy and other magazines. He has illustrated dozens of children’s books, most notably E.B. White’s “The Trumpet of the Swan.” He has also written and illustrated half a dozen children’s books. His cartoon collection is called “Avocado Is Not Your Color.” He currently lives in Los Angeles with his calico cat, Margo.