USA TODAY called John Kovalic a "Hot Pick.” His creations include the hit comic book DORK TOWER, as well as DR. BLINK: SUPERHERO SHRINK, SNAPDRAGONS, and many other features. His work has appeared everywhere from THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST and ROLLING STONE to DRAGON MAGAZINE.
His last editorial cartoon for the Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) ran in 2000, when John briefly left the field to pursue other cartooning endeavors. He now does a weekly editorial cartoon for Milwaukee's Daily Reporter.
John is co-founder, co-owner and Art Director of OUT OF THE BOX GAMES (producers of the million-selling, multi-award-winning APPLES TO APPLES among many other best-selling games). He also created the Games 100 Award-winning WHAD’YA KNOW party game in 2003. The company expects to break the $10,000,000.00 mark in sales in 2005.
DORK TOWER is a multi-Origins Award winner, while John's work on games like MUNCHKIN and CHEZ GEEK has also garnered multiple awards and sold hundreds of thousands of copies. In July 2003, John was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Hall of Fame, currently the only cartoonist to receive such an honor.
In his spare time, John searches for spare time.