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MIKE KONOPACKI

Mike Konopacki graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1974. He began labor cartooning for the Madison Press Connection, a local daily created by striking newspaper workers in 1977. After the paper folded in 1980, Mike began syndicating his labor cartoons through the labor news service, Press Associates, Inc., and in 1983 he and Gary Huck created their own syndication service, Huck/ Konopacki Labor Cartoons. Since that time Gary and Mike have published four collections of labor cartoons, Bye! American, THEM, MAD in USA and Working Class Hero. With writer Alec Dubro, Mike has created comics on the World Bank, welfare reform, union organizing, and the WTO. His animation appears in the Jeremy Brecher/Tim Costello video Global Village or Global Pillage. Mike’s contemporary adaption of “The Conservative Employer” appeared in the first edition of Graphic Classics: Ambrose Bierce.