Deana Gottschalk is a freelance single-panel magazine cartoonist living in Rochester, Indiana. Her first published cartoon appeared in First for Women magazine in 1990. Her cartoons have appeared in over 36 publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, The National Review, Medical Economics, Hoard's Dairyman, Saturday Evening Post, American Legion Magazine, Barron's, and The Wall Street Journal.
The Purdue University graduate returned to Purdue later to take a continuing adult education class from nationally recognized cartoonist and gag writer Rex “Baloo” May. Since then, she has worked in partnership with Rex and other gag writers from around the country. Her husband, David, and their son, Dean, have also contributed funny lines that have resulted in sales.
The artworks in this exhibit have crossed many humor desks over the years. Most of them have been rejected more than once, but some of the luckier ones published in The Wall Street Journal and Medical Economics are here, too.