John William Deering, Sr. was born in 1956 in Little Rock and lived his childhood in Cammack Village, a suburb of Little Rock. He attended Christian High School & Alston Art Center both in Fort Worth, Texas. He later attended the University of Arkansas @ Little Rock and studied fine art and has been employed with the Arkansas Democrat Gazette since 1981. As Editorial Cartoonist, he has won numerous state and national awards. Weekly, he does acrylic painting art for the “Perspective” Cover for the Ark Democrat Gazette. He is a nationally syndicated Editorial Cartoonist as well as an artist for 2 comics, “Strange Brew” and ” Zack Hill “.