Chris Britt was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and spent far too much time in the desert sun. Having all common sense baked from his tiny head, Chris luckily stumbled into the one profession that requires none… cartooning. Britt was named Cartoonist of the Year in 1994 by the National Press Foundation in Washington, D.C. In 2009, he was honored with the Sigma Delta Chi award, one of journalism's most prestigious awards. Chris has also won press club awards in Texas, California, Washington State and Illinois. In 2000, he was the only U.S. cartoonist to be recognized by the United Nations for his cartoons dealing with the Mid East Peace issue. Britt has been the staff editorial cartoonist for The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois; the Arizona Business Gazette; The Sacramento Union; The Houston Post; The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington; and The Seattle Times. He has covered major political conventions, elections and events for over 20 years. Chris's cartoons are syndicated by Creators News Service, and are distributed to over 200 newspaper clients nationally and internationally. Chris' cartoons have been published in Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today. They have also been aired on CNN's Inside Politics, MSNBC, Fox News and ABC's Good Morning America. When he is not hacking off readers, Britt can be found hacking a golf ball around the links.
Originally from the tiny town of Clovis on the high plains of Eastern New Mexico, Dave R. Davison grew up in an Air Force family. A graduate of Clover Park High School, Dave worked for a time in warehouses, industrial facilities and art galleries. He returned to his studies at University of Washington where he earned degrees in International Studies, Comparative Religion and Art History. In addition to writing in several genres, Dave is a painter, sculptor, ceramicist and graphic designer. He is often seen walking his dog on Tacoma streets, especially on wet evenings.
Derek Shuck is a Federal Way native and a 2013 graduate of Central Washington University. Derek began his writing career as an intern at the Tacoma Weekly and was eventually employed in a full-time position. He enjoys profiling creative and selfless people in the community. In his off time, you can find him hanging out with his dog, Louie, in North Tacoma.
Justin Gimse is a native of Tacoma and member of the Tacoma Baptist Athletics Hall of Fame. He has written for several magazines and began his writing career as a Sportswriter for the Colorado Springs Gazette. Gimse is also a local musician and radio personality.
was born and raised in Little Rock, Ark. and moved to the Pacific Northwest upon graduating from college 25 years ago. He has been a community journalist his entire adult life, starting out as a cub reporter in his youth and working his way up to editorship at various Seattle-area publications. He loves his job because he can use his talents to help bring people and communities together.
has been a journalist in Washington for more than 15 years. He is a historian and book author. He is also a media contest judge for Sigma Delta Chi, the national fraternity for journalists.