Jeff Parker

Jeff Parker


Jeff Parker began drawing editorial cartoons for Florida Environments newsmagazine in 1989. He moved to the Orlando Business Journal in 1990 before joining his hometown newspaper, Florida Today, in 1992. He retired from editorial cartooning in 2013. Throughout his 21 years with Florida Today, Jeff’s work was distributed to hundreds of newspapers in the United States and abroad, appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, TIME, Newsweek, Le Monde, and Courrier International, and broadcast on CNN and Fox News.

Parker’s editorial work received awards from Gannett News Service, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, the Florida Press Club and the Florida Press Association. In 2005, Jeff won the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Division Award for Editorial Cartooning after three prior nominations.

In addition to drawing Dustin, Parker assists Mike Peters with his comic strip, “Mother Goose & Grimm.” Parker works from his home studio. His wife, Pat, considers him her only child.