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Written and illustrated by Steve McGarry, KidTown is designed to familiarize school-age children with different parts of the newspaper. Based on material created by the Sesame Workshop publishing group, KidTown is written for kids 6 - 12 years old and is designed to engage them on the comics page with puzzles, activities, scavenger hunts and trivia.
The creator of Biographic and Badlands, Steve McGarry writes and draws the daily feature KidTown. His sports and entertainment features appear in newspapers and magazines worldwide. Named the National Cartoonists Society 2002 Newspaper Illustrator of the Year, McGarry was the first overseas artist ever honored by the Australian Cartoonists Association. It awarded him the prestigious Stanley Award for Illustration in 2002. A two-term former president of the National Cartoonists Society and a native of Manchester, England, he now lives in Huntington Beach, Calif., with his wife and twin sons.