by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Gary Panter

Gary Panter was born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas. His books include a comprehensive monograph, Gary Panter (PictureBox), and four graphic novels: Jimbo in Purgatory (Fantagraphics); Jimbo's Inferno (Fantagraphics); Cola Madnes (Funny Garbage); and Jimbo: Adventures in Paradise (Pantheon). He has won numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards for his production design on Pee-wee's Playhouse, as well as the 2000 Chrysler Award for Design Excellence.