Wayno® is the creator of the webcomic WAYNOVISION. He's a cartoonist, illustrator, artist, and writer based in Pittsburgh. His clients include The New Yorker, Nickelodeon Magazine, McGraw-Hill Books, The Guardian, and The New York Times. He's written over 150 gags for Dan Piraro's BIZARRO, and filled in twice as BIZARRO's guest cartoonist. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators and the Chair of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, WaynoVision gives its readers a view of the world through the wise-guy eyes the cartoonist known as Wayno (one name only, please.) The artist uses his panel to comment on (and celebrate) the surrealism and absurdity of everyday life, in ways that are sometimes silly, sometimes smart, but always funny. You never know what sort of characters will pop up in a WaynoVision panel. Clowns, gangsters, monsters, insects, historical figures, dogs, cats, chickens, and advertising & pop-culture icons can appear on any given day. Reading WaynoVision is like wearing 3D glasses, welder's goggles, and X-Ray specs, while peeking through a damaged kaleidoscope. The world looks vaguely familiar, but unexpectedly distorted at the same time. The feature appeals to educated readers who appreciate high culture as well as lowbrow laffs. Visit the blog! Awards & Interesting Facts • In 2010, Animal Friends selected Wayno as Honorary Artist for their Black Tie & Tails gala, which raised over $400,000 for the pet adoption & resource center. • Wayno was nominated for the National Cartoonists Society Award for product advertising in 2013. • He sings and plays harmonica in The Chalk Outlines, a sharp-dressed five piece band whose music is described as "sophisticated garage R&B."