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John McPherson

Cartoonist and Writer, Close to Home

Cartoonist and Writer, Close to Home

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Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
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John McPherson Biography

John McPherson is the cartoonist and creator behind the renowned comic panel Close to Home. Close to Home debuted in 1992 and now appears in over 700 papers around the globe, among them New York Daily News, The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, The Tokyo Times, and The Hanoi Daily News.

John also has a line of greeting cards through Recycled Paper Products, has published 22 book collections of his cartoons, has a best-selling block calendar selling in it's 26th year as well as numerous licensed products.

In addition, John is a nationally known speaker on humor and creativity and has spoken to audiences of as many as 2,000. Among his clients are Yale University, The FBI, Case Western University Medical Law School, and the International Conference on Humor and Creativity.

McPherson has published more than 20 book collections of his work, yearly block calendars, and an award-winning line of greeting cards. He also created his own line of Close to Home clothing.

As a talented speaker and presenter, McPherson has spoken to nearly 200 groups about humor and his life as a cartoonist. His presentations are extremely funny, informative, and engaging with a great deal of audience participation.

In 2004, McPherson was awarded a lifetime achievement award by his alma mater, Bucknell University, joining the ranks of other notable Bucknellians Phillip Roth, Les Moonves and Christy Mathewson.

John McPherson Speaking Topics

  • Behind the Scenes: The Life and Career of John McPherson

  • How to Boost Your Creativity

  • How Your Organization Can Benefit from Everyday Humor

  • Why Humor is One of the Most Powerful Forms of Communication

  • The Close Link Between Stress and Humor

John McPherson Videos

  • Close to Home - John McPherson
    John McPherson is the cartoonist and creator behind the renowned comic panel Close to Home. Close to Home debuted in 1992 and now appears in over 700...
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John McPherson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Behind the Scenes: The Life and Career of John McPherson, How to Boost Your Creativity, How Your Organization Can Benefit from Everyday Humor, Why Humor is One of the Most Powerful Forms of Communication and The Close Link Between Stress and Humor. The estimated speaking fee range to book John McPherson for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. John McPherson generally travels from Saratoga Springs, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Linda Ellerbee, Jesse Dylan, Daymond John, A.J. Jacobs and Roy Firestone. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John McPherson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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