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Ralph Smith

Biography

Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith began his career as a staff artist at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune following graduation from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. While on assignment, he interviewed Dik Browne (creator of Hägar the Horrible) and eventually became Dik's assistant on Hägar for six years. Ralph has produced two syndicated strips of his own, Captain Vincible and Through Thick and Thin, both of which also ran for six years. Happily, he has written for Bill's strip, The Grizzwells, since the late '90s, surpassing his six-year jinx. He still resides in Sarasota.

Ralph Smith

Books by Ralph Smith

by Bill Schorr and Ralph Smith - Animals , Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Tucker Grizzwell is having the worst week ever. He is due to attend the annual Jaws & Claws weekend with his dad, where young grizzlies learn how to be terrifying predators. Problem is, Tucker doesn't even like to eat meat, let alone have to kill it first! Plus, didn't some kid get eaten last year during the dumpster-diving lesson? And before he can even get to the weekend, Tucker must endure a week's worth of middle school indignities, including pop quizzes, too much homework, and an older sister who ignores him in the hallways, and one very unfortunate bus ride.