Life with the Wizard
In addition to drawing and co-writing the Wizard of Id strip for many years we have been busy creating new characters for books, greeting cards & cartoons.
Check out our new cartoons and learn about upcoming book “Duke & Pitzi”, the real life story of a shelter dog and his love affair with a cantankerous cat.
Jeff's training began at a young age watching his father, Brant Parker, draw cartoons for "The Wizard of Id", "Goosemyer" and "Crock." His official apprenticeship began when he joined his Dad in the studio in 1986.
"Some people ask us what it's like to work together as husband and wife. A sense of humor keeps us sane. Just when we're on the brink of divorce something funny happens and we automatically reach for the pencil and start to draw. It's all about seeing the humor in life." -- Nicola & Jeff Parker
We had the privilege of working with Jeff's father, Brant Parker, and his long-time cartoon partner Johnny Hart, eventually co-writing and drawing The Wizard of Id for over 20 years.
New Cartoon Adventures
Take a look at the classic cartoon strip “Goosemyer” created by Brant Parker and Don Wilder about a government clerk hopelessly caught in the bureaucratic red tape of Washington DC. The more things change, the more they stay the same...
Nicola & Jeff Parker are a husband and wife team who have been in the cartoon and illustration business for over 25 years.
It was a great loss when both Brant and Johnny, our cartoon mentors, passed away within a week of one another in 2007. After their passing a new Parker and Hart collaboration began when John Hart’s two grandsons joined the Wizard of Id Team. In December 2015 they took on full-time production of the strip.
Go to our Wizard page for more information about the strip, or to request Wizard art signed by Parker.
Special pieces are also available for charitable events.
Nicola is an artist and illustrator with experience in digital interactive media. She met Jeff in 1991 and soon joined "The Wizard of Id" team working as an illustrator, contributing writer and computer graphic designer.