Bob Staake is an illustrator, designer and author based in Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. His clients include The New Yorker, The Washington Post, MAD, TIME, Cartoon Network, Random House, Hallmark Cards, American Express, McDonald's, HarperCollins, The Walt Disney Company, Mattel Toys, Scholastic Books, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, McDonald's, AOL/Time Warner, Children's Television Workshop, The Wall Street Journal, MTV/Nickelodeon, Viking Books, TIME Inc, Little Golden Books, United Airlines, Ralston Purina, Simon + Schuster and countless others.Staake lectures around the country and has spoken before The Graphic Artists Guild, The National Cartoonists Society, The University of Southern California, The American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, Massachusetts College of Art, The Saint Louis Art Museum, The Journalism Education Association and other venues.When he's not illustrating, he spends his time collecting mid-century modern furnishings, reading, traveling, cooking and building stone walls. He has yet to engineer a stone wall so poorly that it has totally collapsed (though some have come close).Staake's woefully out of date website can be found at