Darrin Bell



Darrin Bell (born January 27, 1975)[1] is an editorial cartoonist and comic strip creator American cartoonist who writes and illustrates the syndicated comic strip Candorville (collected in Katrina’s Ghost, Another Stereotype Bites the Dust, and Thank God for Culture Clash), in addition to illustrating the comic strip Rudy Park. Candorville currently has four collections and Rudy Park has two.

Bell, who is Black and Jewish, was born in Los Angeles, California. He started drawing when he was 3. He’s been published in the Daily Californian since 1993, during his freshman year in college, and in major papers across the country. He was an editorial cartoonist during the 1990s for the Los Angeles Times and other California newspapers. He currently is a syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the first African American to have two comic strips syndicated nationally. He is also a storyboard artist.

He attended the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a BA in Political Science in 1999. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


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