"Nowt so daft as folk" was something my Mother said regularly. This would often be shortened to "Daft" when I showed her one of my cartoons. I knew this meant it was a good cartoon. When she laughed and THEN said "Daft" I knew it was very good. "Nowt so daft..." was the obvious choice of title for my first collection of single panel cartoons.

Kieran Meehan was born in London in 1952. His family moved to Scotland in 1962. At eleven years of age, his parents enrolled him in Saturday morning art classes at the Glasgow School of Art.

In 1989, Meehan began sending single-panel cartoons
to a variety of magazines and newspapers. He was first published in 1991 when three cartoons were purchased by Private Eye.

He produced regular weekly cartoons for 'The Glaswegian' (until he was brutally fired) and 'Scotland on Sunday' (until he was brutally fired). He also produced a daily cartoon for the 'Evening Times' from 2005 until 2009 when he was fired (quite brutally).

Within two years of sending samples to King Features Syndicate, 100 of Meehan’s single-panel cartoons had been featured under King’s 'The New Breed' title.

Jay Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief of King Features, encouraged Kieran to develop a comic strip in addition to his signature single-panel cartoons.
Meehan Streak, a strip based on Kieran’s single-panel comics, was launched and syndicated by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and Tribune Media Services until 2005.

King Features Syndicate development contract to work on a strip chronicling the friendships, foibles and frictions between lawyers, doctors and cops. There are five main characters:- Samuel Rhodes, a skeptical defense lawyer, Lyndon Peel, a sophisticated and oft-oblivious psychiatrist, Stan Defoe, a streetwise cop, Gillian Jaggers, the District Attorney and Sophie Defoe, Stan's sister and owner of Defoe's Diner. 'Pros & Cons' has been syndicated worldwide by King Features since September 2005.

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