Daryl Talbot was born and raised in the fields of Oklahoma. Growing up on his grandfather’s farm taught him the ways of the cowboy—and not like you see in the movies! Talbot went on to study at Oklahoma State University and graduated with a degree in art education in 1972. He then served in the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force Reserve, Army Reserve and Oklahoma Air National Guard, and cartooned for all of them! Over twenty years of military cartooning has just been published in his latest work, Laughing in Cadence. Talbot has also published two books of cowboy cartoons, Oklahoma Cowboy Cartoons, and Daryl Talbot’s Cowboy Cartoons TOO. In 1997 Daryl Talbot received the Will Rogers Cowboy Cartoonist of the Year Award from the Academy of Western Artists.
Talbot is a member of the National Cartoonists Society, Cowboy Cartoonists International, and the Academy of Western Artists. In 2012 he was living in Shawnee, Oklahoma, with his family.