Dave Whamond wanted to be a cartoonist ever since he could pick up a crayon. During math classes he would doodle in the margins of his papers. One math teacher warned him, "You'd better spend more time on your math and less time cartooning. You can't make a living drawing funny pictures." Today Dave has a syndicated daily comic strip called "Reality Check." Dave has one wife, two kids, one dog, and one kidney. They all live together in Calgary, Alberta.