Gary Varvel is a national-award-winning political cartoonist for Creators Syndicate. He was a cartoonist and columnist for The Indianapolis Star from 1994-2019. In 2015 he was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. Varvel won the National Headliners Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award for Best Editorial Cartoonist Division, Grambs Aronson Award, plus dozens of first place cartoonist awards for the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists and the Hoosier State Press Association. Varvel also has co-written and produced Christian films: The Board (2009) and The War Within (2014).