Brian Duffy is the cartoonist of record for the Iowa Caucuses. Every presidential aspirant has had to pass through his pen over the last 27 years. From his perch in Des Moines he has chronicled the winners, the runners-up, the also-rans, and the ones that never should have run. In between the Caucuses he exercises his wrist by chronicling the events that matter in peoples lives. At times his cartoons shift off the beaten paths of the headlines towards news that is often overlooked and subjects of deeper meaning to society and the world as a whole. Above all else, beyond the humor or outrage, the goal of his cartoons is to make us think.
After a twenty-five year career as an award winning front-page cartoonist for the Des Moines Register, Brian Duffy has moved on to greener pastures. His cartoon cartoons continue to appear in newspapers and on websites nationwide through King Features Syndicate in addition to many in Iowa.
Brian Duffy is presently the staff editorial cartoonist for KCCI TV, a CBS affiliate in Des Moines Iowa, as well as being the cartoonist for the alternative weekly newspaper, CityView where he is given his own full page to let his imagination stretch it’s legs. He is also the staff cartoonist for the monthly political newsletter The Hightower Report.
He has done illustrations and posters for many local and national companies.
An avid cyclist, this former host of RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) has gone on to bigger and more ill advised events such as the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race In Colorado, which tops out at 12,700 feet. Duffy has used these experiences in his sports drawing that appear in Momentum Magazine, a monthly outdoors sports magazine