Tony Millionaire

Ranked #4 on the list Best Comic Strip Creator of All Time

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About Tony Millionaire

Tony Millionaire (born Scott Richardson, 1956) is an American cartoonist, illustrator and author known for his syndicated comic strip Maakies and the Sock Monkey series of comics and picture books. Millionaire was born in Boston and grew up in and around the seaside town of Gloucester, Massachusetts. He came from a family of artists - his father was a commercial illustrator, his mother and grandparents were painters - and was encouraged to draw from an early age. His grandfather, who was a friend of the cartoonist Roy Crane, had a large collection of old Sunday comics which were an early source of inspiration to Millionaire. He drew his first comic strip, "about an egg-shaped superhero who flew around talking about how great he was and then crashing into a cliff," when he was nine years old. At age 13 he lost his natural front teeth in a car accident; since then he has worn false teeth. During high school Millionaire continued to draw comic strips for his own amusement. After high school Millionaire attended the Massachusetts College of Art, where he majored in painting, but left without graduating after getting three quarters through his fourth year. While in college he began

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