Since 1995 John has created Michigan-based editorial cartoons for the Grand Rapids Business Journal, the Grand Rapids Press, and MLive Newspapers. His cartoons are currently featured at MichiganRadio.org and are syndicated to newspapers through the Michigan Press Association. John is an active member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. You can view an archive of his editorial work and other cartoons at Auchtoon.com.
In addition to cartoons and essays for Michigan Radio, John works as a technical communication specialist. He has worked for a variety companies, from startups to large corporations, and has operated his own business. The job basically is the same as cartooning — putting words and images together to communicate. But in this case, John knows enough not to draw funny pictures of his boss or client. (Well, now he does.)
John grew up on the east side of the state near Flint, graduated from Michigan Tech in da UP, and has lived in West Michigan since. He vacations Up North every summer and shovels lots of snow every winter. After his wife, he is the biggest Tigers fan in the family. He drinks Vernors when his tummy hurts.
Contributions from John Auchter
- Auchter's Art: Is the U.S. "that one neighbor"?
Full disclosure: I am a member of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists. I am not Canadian, nor do I have any Canadian clients. But a few years ago at a joint convention with the American Associatio …
- Auchter's Art: The "U" in UIA should stand for "undermine"
Undermine is a good word. What it means is very intuitive from its roots. Is there a category for those types of words? It's not quite an onomatopoeia, or is it? Perhaps Rebecca Kruth and Anne Cu …
- Auchter's Art: Sometimes your best interest brings consequences
Unfortunately, I don't have time to add much this week. Unfortunate because there is plenty to add, particularly on the half year anniversary of the January 6 insurrection.
- Auchter's Art: Don't dismiss the experts
With ongoing posturing around spending bills in Washington, the building collapse in Florida, record high temps in the Pacific Northwest, and our own deluge of rain here in Michigan , this past week h …
- Auchter's Art: What color is the sky in your world?
In the classic TV sitcom Cheers , know-it-all barfly Cliff Clavin often filled gaps in conversation with unsolicited information — absurd, totally unbelievable, easily disproven information — but deli …