Scott Stantis became the editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune in August 2009. He previously held the same position at the Birmingham News since 1996. Stantis also produces a weekly editorial cartoon for USA Today. A California native, Stantis has been married for more than two decades to his college sweetheart, Janien. They have two college-age sons and live in Hoover, Alabama, where Stantis likes to read, write, paint and curse his lawn.