Huck KonopackiSince 1983, Gary Huck, and Mike Konopacki have been syndicating their cartoons to the labor press in the U.S. and Canada.

Every month Huck/Konopacki produces eight cartoons on timely issues and four cartoons on teacher/education issues. Huck/Konopacki cartoons have been featured in numerous ILCA members’ award-winning publications.

Your union can purchase individual cartoons for print or electronic use, but the best deal is to subscribe to their monthly service.

In addition to their regular monthly subscription service, Huck/Konopacki also do custom cartoons.


“The Washington State Labor Council has been a proud Huck/Konopacki subscriber for many years. Their incisive cartoons consistently pack a powerful punch on important working families’ issues.” David Groves, Washington State Labor Council

“When we needed custom cartoons for our newsletter, Huck/Konopacki turned our vision into a reality giving us the perfect cartoon to go along with our feature stories.” Eric Bailey, AFT Connecticut

Gary Huck is a political cartoonist for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), an independent, progressive, national union based in Pittsburgh, PA. Gary is the only cartoonist employed full-time by a union in the U.S. His work has appeared in Business Week, the Washington Post, and The Center for American Progress and a wide range of other publications. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the 1199 Gallery, New York City, The Salon of Cartoon Art, San Antonio, Cuba, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA and The Museum of Cartoon Art, San Francisco, CA. Huck and Konopacki’s original cartoons are in the permanent collection of New York University’s Tamiment Institute Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.

2014 ILCA Best Cartoon Award National/International Union

2014 ILCA Best Cartoon Award National/International Union

Mike Konopacki graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He began labor cartooning for the Madison Press Connection, a local daily created by striking newspaper workers in 1978. In 1983, he and Gary Huck created Huck/Konopacki Labor Cartoons, syndicating their cartoons to the labor press in the U.S. and Canada.

Since that time, they have published six collections of labor cartoons, Bye! American, THEM, MAD in USA, Working Class Hero, Two-Headed Space Alien Shrinks Labor Movement and the latest American Dread. With Alec Dubro Mike has written and drawn comic books and comics on the World Bank, welfare reform, and union organizing.

Mike is co-author and illustrator of Howard Zinn’s graphic history A People’s History of American Empire. In May of 2009 Mike earned his Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Art Department. In 2010, Mike completed his Master of Fine Arts from the UW-Madison.