Early in life, Darrin Bell would sit in a corner and draw while following his mother to her classes at Cal State Los Angeles. After a childhood being bussed to schools hours away from home during school desegregation, he began attending Berkeley, where he developed an idea for his comic strip "Lemont Brown." While at Berkeley he began freelancing editorial cartoons while earning his degree in political science. Bell's cartoons have since appeared in publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times, and on networks including MTV and CNN. In addition to working on his own comic -- now titled "Candorville" -- he is a collaborator on Theron Heir's comic strip "Rudy Park."