Born in Los Angeles in 1970 and raised in Orange County, Steve Breen received a degree in political science in 1992 from the University of California at Riverside. Steve became the editorial cartoonist for the Asbury Park Press (NJ) in 1996 and in 2001, was hired by TheSan Diego Union-Tribune. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning (1998 and 2009). Breen has also won the 2007 Berryman Award, the 2009 Thomas Nast Award, the 2010 Fischetti Award and the National Headliner Award in 2009 and 2013.
Breen's children's books are published by Penguin and include Stick (2007), Violet the Pilot (2008), The Secret of Santa's Island (2009), and Pug and Doug (2013) and Unicorn Executions and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Ask Me to Draw (2014). Steve enjoys running, reading and playing the guitar. He lives in San Diego County with his wife and 6 children.