Philip Street grew up in Blyth, Ontario, reading comic books and Mad magazine. By the time he was in high school he had decided he would be a cartoonist. He studied English at the University of Toronto and then animation at Sheridan College. His comic strip Fisher appeared in the Globe and Mail for twenty years, starting in 1992, and is now archived on-line. In 2013 the first Fisher collection, When Tom Met Alison, was published by Nestlings Press. Since 1998 Philip has moonlighted during the day as an animator and graphic designer at the CBC in Toronto, where he lives with his wife and son. Last updated winter, 2015–2016.