Ever since he could hold a crayon, Ron Hill has been creating images. He began with penciled copies of Charlie Brown and Pogo, he then moved on to detailed paintings of heroic subjects like Doc Savage and Star Wars. Professionally, Ron has been providing caricature entertainment for private and corporate events, gift caricature commissions, and illustration services for over four decades. Now, through Act 3, a media company he co-founded in 2016, he continues to provide these services to businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Since graduating from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1982, Ron has worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, caricaturist, creative director, author and business manager. Ron was born in Cleveland, and after graduating, he moved back to Cleveland and started a long career in commercial art, working at Morgan Studio, StudioGraphics Advertising and a busy freelance career. A past president of the Northern Ohio Illustrators Society, he is a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists.
His editorial cartoons have appeared in Northeast Ohio newspapers since 1999, and he has authored three books, published by Act 3: Edutoons, Act 3 2016, The Usual Suspects, Act 3 2019, BB BluesBird and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year, Act 3 2021,and most recently, One Bird Two Birds Red Bird BluesBird, Act 3 2022.