Gary Leib (born in Chicago, Illinois) is an American underground cartoonist, animator, and musician. Best known for the comic book Idiotland (a two-man anthology produced with Leib's long-time collaborator, Doug Allen), Leib's work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Musician Magazine, The New York Observer, RAW, BLAB! and as weekly features in New York Press for many years. Leib also designed a popular line of promotional toys for The Hershey Company.
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Along with Allen, Leib was also a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band Rubber Rodeo, which recorded two albums for Mercury Records. He has created original music for independent and feature films, including the critically acclaimed Ironweed.
Idiotland, which ran for seven issues in 1993–1994, was nominated for a 1994 Harvey Award for Best New Series. In addition to Idiotland, Leib and Allen collaborated on a number of stories in the fund-raising anthology comic Legal Action Comics volume 1, published in 2001.
Leib created his animation studio Twinkle in 1993; Twinkle has produced animation and titles for film, TV series, music videos, and websites. Since 1993, Leib has created a series of short animations, accompanied by jazz, about New York City, which are hosted on the New York Times website, a network ID for MTV, and a documentary for PBS.