Terry LaBan has been a professional cartoonist since 1986, when he began his career freelancing political cartoons for the Ann Arbor News, LaBan gained national renowned as a member of the alternative comix elite with the publication of his comic book series Unsupervised Existence, by Fantagraphics Books in 1989. That series ran seven issues, and was followed with another, Cud, in 1992. After eight issues of Cud, LaBan went over to Dark Horse Comics in 1995, where his third series Cud Comics ran another eight issues, till 1998. Besides in his own books, LaBan’s comics, cartoons, and humorous illustrations have appeared in a vast number of magazines and anthologies over the years, including Blab, Mad Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine and Details.
LaBan has been staff illustrator and political cartoonist for the alternative weekly In These Times from 1990 till the present. He also continues to work as an freelance illustrator and a writer for various comic book companies, most notably DC Comics, where his credits include the script for the first story arc of The Dreaming, a spin-off of the popular Sandman series, and the European behemoth Egmont, which publishes books featuring Disney characters. He is a dues-paying member of the National Cartoonist’s Society. In 2001, King Features Syndicate syndicated Edge City, a daily comic strip about modern family life drawn by Terry and co-written with his wife, Patty LaBan. It continues to run in papers throughout the country, and a paperback collection was published in 2007. LaBan also created the webcomic Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard Boiled Shaman to continue the adventures of one of his popular characters in Cud.