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is author and creator of the independent comic strip Red Meat
Cannon began producing the strip in 1989 for the Arizona Daily Wildcat
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, the student newspaper of the University of Arizona
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(although he was not a student there at the time). The strip was later picked up by the Tucson Weekly
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, and it now appears in over 75 alternative weeklies
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. It also appears in The A.V. Club
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section of the satirical newspaper, The Onion
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Cannon is also creator of the Comedycentral.com
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webshow, Shadow Rock
available now on Atom.com.
Cannon lives in Tucson, Arizona
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with his wife and their two young children. He hosts a monthly short film contest at the Loft Cinema. http://www.loftcinema.com/node/77
A longtime fan of Marvel Comics
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, Cannon recently did work for them. http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.9837.strange_tales_spotlight~colon~_max_cannon
His comic strip can be viewed at www.redmeat.com