Pat Bagley, Cartoonist for The Salt Lake Tribune
Bagley grew up in a Republican family in Southern California where his father was mayor of Oceanside, the sprawling Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. He remained a Republican until the election of President George W. Bush. "He radicalized me," Bagley says of Bush.
He describes himself as a moderate Republican who became a liberal independent during the presidency of George W. Bush. In addition to his cartoons, Bagley has written "101 Ways to Survive Four More Years of George W. Bush" and the "Clueless George" parodies of the children's "Curious George" books.
Bagley began his editorial cartooning career in 1977 during a finance class at Brigham Young University. He doodle a political cartoon which he submitted to the student newspaper, The Daily Universe. It was his first published cartoon and s few weeks later it was reprinted in Time magazine. Six years later he was featured in People magazine as one of America's leading editorial cartoonists. After graduation he worked briefly as a caricaturist in a local mall before being hired as the editorial cartoonist at the Salt Lake Tribune where he has remained ever since.
Bagley's work is syndicated in newspapers in both the United States and abroad. His cartoons have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and Guardian of London.