Canadian Sandra Bell-Lundy began her career as a cartoonist by creating comics for her university campus newspaper, a women’s networking newsletter and newspaper ads.
After developing a cartoon strip, which was loosely based on a group of her friends, she self-syndicated it to a number of southern Ontario dailies for four years.
In 1994, her comic Between Friends attracted the attention of King Features and is now syndicated to 175 newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, the Seattle Times, the Arizona Republic, the Toronto Star and the Montreal Gazette. In addition to Canada and the United States it appears in ten countries including Saudi Arabia, India, South Africa, Sweden, Australia and Guam.
Sandra lives in Welland, Ontario with her husband Tim and their two teenaged children. She has received awards from the B.C. Association of Clinical Counselors and from the North American Council on Adoptable Children for special story arcs she has written. She was also featured on the Canadian national morning show, Canada AM for her story arc about domestic violence. Between Friends has been collected in three books. Her Between Friends characters were recently utilized to assist the Canadian Cancer Society in their campaign to promote regular mammograms in the early detection of Breast Cancer. ( www.thingamaboob.ca )