Gary Huck, right, is political cartoonist for the United Electrical, Radio
and Machine Workers of America (UE), an independent, progressive,
national union based in Pittsburgh, PA. Gary is the only cartoonist
employed full-time by a union in the U.S. His work has appeared in
Business Week, the Washington Post, and The Center for American
Progress and a wide range of other publications. He has exhibited
nationally and internationally, including the 1199 Gallery, New York
City, The Salon of Cartoon Art, San Antonio, Cuba, The Warhol Museum,
Pittsburgh, PA, The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA and The
Museum of Cartoon Art, San Francisco, CA.
Huck and Konopacki's
original cartoons are in the permanent collection of New York
University's Tamiment Institute Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor
Mike Konopacki, left, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He began labor cartooning for the Madison Press Connection, a local daily created by striking newspaper workers in 1978. In 1983 he and Gary Huck created Huck/Konopacki Labor Cartoons, syndicating their cartoons to the labor press in the U.S. and Canada.
Since that time they have published six collections of labor cartoons, Bye! American, THEM, MAD in USA, Working Class Hero, Two Headed Space Alien Shrinks Labor Movement and the latest American Dread. With Alec Dubro Mike has written and drawn comic books and comics on the World Bank, welfare reform and union organizing.
Mike is co-author and illustrator of Howard Zinn's graphic history A People's History of American Empire. In May of 2009 Mike earned his Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Art Department. In 2010, Mike completed his MFA.