Son of legendary illustrator Basil Wolverton, and naitve of the Portland, Oregon area, Wolverton began his career working for a small design group while attending college in Southern California. He gained additional training at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design. After doing graphic design and illustration in business in the Portland and Seattle areas, Wolverton became design director for Plain Truth, a large, faith-based publisher in Pasadena, California. In 1994 he earned an interdisciplinary MA in creativity studies and management from Vermont's Goddard College.
In the late 1990s his humorous illustrations were featured regularly in MAD magazine.
Wolverton's editorial cartoons are syndicated worldwide by Caglecartoons, and he appears weekly in the LA Daily News.
His illustrations appear frequently in Washington (DC) Monthly magazine.
He particiated in the 2014 St.-Just-le-Martel Editorial Cartoon Festival in St. Just, France.
In 2015 Wolverton was invited to serve as a judge for the prestigious Xaimen International Animation Festvial in Xaimen, China.
Wolverton's fine art, sculpture and photography synthesizes a unique vision rooted in the distinctive style he shares with his late father.
"I aim to create works that are at once fun, entertaining and mind-expanding – works that draw the viewer into a vortex of shape, color and texture. I like to imagine I've opened a visual portal into an alternative universe populated by forms, structures, devices, manifestations and luminescent beings far beyond our temporal experience."
Wolverton resides in Southwesf Washington State with his wife Brenda Kaye and his two American Rat Terriers, Meg and Kirby.
All images and text on this website © 2015 Monte Wolverton.