Slug Signorino

Slug Signorino is the pseudonym of an illustrator and designer most notable for his cartoons in The Straight Dope, a nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column that he has illustrated since 1975.


Slug Signorino currently lives and works in La Porte, Indiana. He was married to Judy Signorino. In 1974, Slug Signorino collaborated with Elwood H. Smith in order to create Magpie Studio, which was located in Michigan City, Indiana.[1] His real name has been kept a secret.[2]


Slug Signorino's illustrations have been used for the past 30 years for books, advertising, and editorial contexts. [3] His works are recognizable by his unique madcap style.[1] He is also an illustrator of children's books, including the following titles:

  • Quick, Go Peek (Let Me Read, Level 3)
  • Touchdown Riddles
  • How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: And Other Ways You've Been Brainwashed[4]


  1. "Slug Signorino Biography". Slug Signorino. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  2. "The Slug Signorino FAQ". The Straight Dope. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  3. "Slug Signorino Studio". Slug Signorino. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  4. "About Slug Signorino". JacketFlap. Retrieved 1 August 2013.

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