Meet the Artists


The Cartoon Cache is brought to you by Darren Humphreys, a stay-at-home dad, and John Schmelzer, a professional illustrator. Darren conceives the cartoons, writes the captions, and directs John's artwork. They have been collaborating since 2007.


Darren and John's cartoons regularly appear in The Funny Times, They are represented by CartoonStock,, which is the world's largest cartoon resource. Thanks to CartoonStock, their cartoons have been licensed by Yale Alumni Magazine, Psychology Press, and numerous bloggers.

When Darren isn't cartooning, and raising a family, he discusses his cartoons with middle and high schoolers in his adopted hometown of Bloomington, Illinois.