Tim Menees is a summer resident of Prince Edward Island who grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in political science. After serving in the Air Force as a counter intelligence office, including two years in Turkey, he worked as a reporter and columnist for the Seattle Post Intelligencer. He came to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette in 1976 where he drew cartoons for nearly 30 years.
His work has appeared in national newspapers and magazines and on network TV. He has won local and regional awards and placed second in the national Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Contest in the Scripps-Howard National Journalism Awards. He has shown his work at GalleriE, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and others.
As well as painting and cartooning he plays piano and accordian in a blues-zydeco band that has opened for, among others, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Roseanne Cash and Marcia Ball.