Since 1996, Scott Stantis has been the editorial cartoonist for The Birmingham News, Alabama's most read newspaper. He produces an editorial cartoon weekly for USA TODAY. His work is syndicated to over 400 newspapers and has been featured by Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, CNN, "CBS This Morning" and "Nightline." He has also been an editorial cartoonist for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee and The Arizona Republic. Stantis began his new comic strip "Prickly City" in 2004. It now enjoys a circulation approaching 100 newspapers. Stantis is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC), the largest organization of its kind in the world. He is the chairman of Industry Outreach for the Herblock Fund Development of the AAEC. He has a seat on the board of directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Central and Northern Alabama. Stantis is an alumni of the 2004 Class of Leadership Birmingham. A California native, Stantis has been married for more than two decades to his college sweetheart, Janien Fadich-Stantis. They have two high-school-aged sons and a dog named Dogzilla, and they all live in a suburb of Birmingham.