About Health Capsules

Bron Smith has been writing and drawing Health Capsules since 2002. Health Capsules is a unique Q&A panel that combines useful information with cartoon illustrations to answer readers' questions about general health topics. Created in 1961 by Dr. Michael Petti, M.D., and illustrator Jud Hurd, Health Capsules was begun as an effort to educate people about common health myths.

The feature covers everything from long-established medical facts to the most recent discoveries in medical research. Health Capsules is read by millions in the Times of India and other newspapers across America and abroad. It is translated into Spanish for readers throughout Mexico and South America.

Bron is the owner and chief cartoon cartographer of Fun Maps USA, one of the world’s leading cartoon map companies. His colorful cartoon maps are enjoyed by fun map aficionados across America and around the world.

An author and illustrator of humorous and children’s books, Bron co-wrote and illustrated Where’s Dan Quayle?, which sold over 250,000 copies. Other publications for whom he has written and/or illustrated books include: Macmillan Books, Dell Books, Ten Speed Press, Harvest House Publishers, and Focus on the Family, to name a few.

His children’s book, The Great Thistledown Flood, published by Harvest House, became a Gold Medallion Honor Book. His newest book is called Washington for Kids.

A popular children’s performer, Bron was the producer and host of the Captain SeaTac Show, a daily after-school children’s program on KCPQ-TV in Seattle. He also hosted the Kids on Safari video series, shot inwild animal parks throughout California. His busy schedule includes numerous personal appearances at schools throughout the Pacific Northwest.

His popular weekly fantasy story blog, The Trowbridge Chronicles, continues to attract new fans among the thousands who follow Mrs.Trowbridge’s online journal each week.

Bron lives with his wife, Jacquie, in Puyallup, Washington. They have two grown sons, Brad and Eric.

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