After he graduated from Washington University, St. Louisan Mike Peters’ newspaper career began in the art department of the Chicago Daily News. Following military service, he landed at the Dayton Daily News in 1969, which became his platform for national syndication. He received a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 and is also the creator of the Mother Goose and Grimm comic strip, which was picked up by 800 papers worldwide. His political cartoons were syndicated to over 400 papers. He received the Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Award for Political Cartooning and his work has been entered into the Library of Congress.