Brian Walker has a diverse background in professional cartooning and cartoon scholarship. He is a founder and former director of the Museum of Cartoon Art, where he worked from 1974 to 1992. Since 1984, he has been part of the creative team that produces the comic strips, Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois. He has written, edited or contributed to forty books on cartoon art, including the definitive history, The Comics – The Complete Collection, as well as numerous exhibition catalogues and magazine articles. He taught a course in cartoon history at the School of Visual Arts from 1995 to 1996. He has served as curator for seventy cartoon exhibitions including three major retrospectives, The Sunday Funnies: 100 Years of Comics in American Life, at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 100 Years of American Comics at the Belgian Center for Comic Art in Brussels and Masters of American Comics at the Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. He was Editor-in-Chief of Collectors’ Showcase magazine from 1997 to 2000 and chairman of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society from 1993 to 2015.