Jerry Craft

Jerry Craft

Jerry Craft is the creator of Mama's Boyz, an award-winning comic strip that has been distributed by King Features Syndicate since 1995, making him one of the few syndicated African-American cartoonists in the country. He has published two books, Mama's Boyz: As American as Sweet Potato Pie! and Mama's Boyz: Home Schoolin'. Look for Mama's Boyz: The Big Picture in early 2010.

Jerry has illustrated for Essence Magazine, comic books, greeting cards, book covers, board games and his two children's books, "Hillary's Big Business Adventure" and "Looking to the Clouds for Daddy." His comic was also featured in "Chicken Soup for the African American Soul."

Mama's Boyz has also teamed up with several organizations such as helping to fight childhood obesity with the American Council for Fitness and Nutrition, raise awareness of organ and tissue donation for Donate Life America, and increase support for the American Diabetes Association-- which earned him two Outstanding Supporter Awards. He has also won two African American Literary Awards Show Open Book Awards for "best comic strip" (2009 & 2004) and received nominations from the National Cartoonists Society and the Glyph awards. In June of 2007, he received a "Conversation Starter" award from the DC Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy.

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