Ted Stearn, born in Massachusetts, was an L.A.-based cartoonist and animator. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, he segued into a career in animation, working on such series as Futurama, King of the Hill, and Beavis and Butthead. He also taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2014, he won Best Series at the international Angouleme comics festival. In 2019, he passed away at the age of 57.