Ron Coleman has been a freelance cartoonist for over 40 years. He sold his first cartoon while in high school and has been published in hundreds of publications since. Ron became friends with George Crenshaw, the cartoonist who created Belvedere about five years prior to George's death. According to George this cartoon series was once syndicated to over 300 newspapers. It still continues in syndication today and Ron continues to maintain the Belvedere website.