Adrian Raeside was born in the New Zealand city of Dunedin in 1957. He came to England with his parents when he was 15 years old, then to Canada, where he worked in a variety of occupations ranging from loading grain ships in Thunder Bay to surveying on the West Coast. Raeside has been an editorial cartoonist for the Victoria Times Colonist for 32 years, and his drawings have appeared in over 200 newspapers and magazines around the world, from the Los Angeles Times to Newsweek Japan. Raeside began making animated editorial cartoons for the CBC Journal in 1988, and has since created, directed, and produced dozens of animated series for Turner Broadcasting and Children's Television Workshoe. Raeside has written nearly a dozen books. He resides in Whistler, British Columbia.