Eric Reaves

Eric Reaves


Eric started out his career as a high school art teacher, followed by a position as a Creative Director for a top apparel manufacturer. There he created artwork for Disney, Warner Bros., Nintendo, Barbie and several other top brands. In 1994 he began cartooning professionally when he joined Paws, Inc., the studio of Garfield. As assistant cartoonist, Eric helped draw the Garfield comic for 17 years.

In 2009 he began helping Chance draw the Hi & Lois comic strip. He joined forces with Browne Creative Enterprises full time in 2012. Having been a lifelong fan of Dik Browne’s art, Eric describes drawing Dik’s characters as, “a humbling, yet daily thrill!”

On occasion he teaches as an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, his alma mater. He and his wife of 25 years have 5 children, so his ability to relate to the Flagstons comes quite naturally! He enjoys watching his children’s multitude of activities, creating art in several different mediums, and finds relaxation in a stream with his fly rod and large trout.