Cathy Guisewite (born September 5, 1950) is the cartoonist who created the comic strip Cathy in 1976. She was born in Dayton, Ohio. She attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Guisewite received her bachelor's degree in English in 1972. She also holds a number of honorary degrees.
In 1993, Guisewite received the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society. In 1987, she received an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program for the TV special Cathy, which aired on CBS.
Guisewite and her husband Chris Wilkinson reside in Los Angeles. She has a daughter and a stepson.
Cathy Quotes: "Defy your own group. Rebel against yourself." "I graduated with a class committed to open love, open thinking, open everything...Twenty-two years later, the people of my class are getting cash out of a machine, dinner out of a clown's mouth, and it isn't even possible to get a human being on the phone at the phone company."