Designer/artist Dan Martin has drawn the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s front page iconic mascot, the Weatherbird, since 1986. Martin earned his associate degree in fine arts from St. Louis Community College-Meramec and a bachelor of fine arts degree in design from the University of Kansas. An accomplished author and illustrator, Martin also created and still draws the local political comic strip “Postcards from Mound City” for the Post’s Saturday editorial page. A former instructor and advisory board member for the Meramec graphic communications department, Martin currently serves on the advisory boards of Herman T. Pott Inland Waterways Collection and the St. Louis Print Hall of Fame. He also volunteers with the Rainbows for Kids organization.