Jonathan is a nationally published editorial cartoonist, illustrator and patron of the arts in all its many forms. He firmly believes spontaneous doodling has the power to expand the creative potential of the human mind and that every child should be allowed to daydream with a fist full of colored pencils and a stack of blank paper. As a world traveler and self -proclaimed expert on all things strange and unusual Jonathan believes that art is a universal language that can be used as a tool for creative problem solving and expression. Jonathan's work can be found on the Op-Ed page of the Chicago Tribune as well as within the pages of American Bystander. He is currently a Board member of the Chicago High School for the Arts Foundation (ChiArts) and former President of the Board of the Art Center Highland Park. A past two time Chairman of the Cultural Arts Commission in Highland Park, Jonathan received the Mayor's Award for the Arts in that community in 2015.
Jonathan is also a regular member of the National Cartoonist Society where he proudly serves on the governing body of the Chicago chapter as Minister of Ways and Means. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife Robin who he met 62 years ago in nursery school. Each of their four children are grown and making their way though the world but find the time to talk to their parents every day. A blessing we don't take lightly.