Jim Allen has produced numerous gag cartoons for magazines. His editorial cartoons have been syndicated by the Chicago Sun Times Features Syndicate and Artizans Syndicate. He is the holder of a doctorate from Northern Illinois University and author of several books. Jim is the creator of The Beauforts comic strip and Full Moon. He is the author of the XLT3 Xtreme Learning and Thinking cartoon based learning model and teaches a grad course Cartoon Based Learning.