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Tim Campbell began working as an editorial cartoonist in October of 2006. Included in the mail one day he noticed a new weekly paper (Current In Carmel) that was being published in his community. The inaugural edition of the publication was seeking residents to contribute to it pages and that evening he sent in a sketch mocking a local issue. Within minutes Tim was hired for almost no money and given an unreasonable deadline by the editors. Success!

Over time the weekly paper expanded to cover 6 different communities and Tim continued to expand his abilities, knowledge of the craft and created a local following. After a year of experience he began to enter contests and to date has won 15 awards including Best Editorial Cartoon from the Indiana Chapter of The Society Of Professional Journalists in 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In the summer of 2017, Tim achieved his greatest award by becoming syndicated through The Washington Post News Service & Syndicate.


Tim was born and raised in Indianapolis along with his 3 brothers. At an early age it was

recognized that he was “the kid that could draw” and was encouraged by his family, friends and teachers to pursue this talent. After graduating from North Central High School, he attended The Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio and graduated in 1980 with a BFA degree majoring in Illustration.

In addition to editorial cartooning, Tim has been a freelance illustrator since the 1980’s and has taught courses in design, drawing and color theory at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis.

Tim lives in Carmel, Indiana just north of Indianapolis with his wife Barb. They have a son, Doug, a daughter, Tori and way too many dogs.

In his spare time Tim likes to... again, too many dogs.

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