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Rick's work has appeared in national magazines, children's and humor books, newspapers, licensed products, national advertising and network television.
Stromoski's greeting cards have become best-sellers for such companies as Recycled Paper Greetings, Paramount Cards, Renaissance Greetings, Marcel Schurman, Marian Heath and West Graphics. He has received nominations for the prestigious Louie Award for outstanding greeting card design nine times and has won on four occasions. He has been nominated for his illustration work by the National Cartoonists Society 12 times and was awarded the Reuben division award for best greeting cards in 1995 and 1998, and for magazine gag cartoons in 1999. Elected to the board of the National Cartoonists Society in 1997, he has served as First Vice President and Membership Chairman, and was elected President by the NCS membership in 2005.
The first Soup to Nutz compilation book, Soup to Nutz: The First Course, was published by Andrews McMeel in 2003. Stromoski has illustrated books for MacMillan, Workman, Irena Chalmers, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Candlewick Press, McGraw-Hill, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Grolier, Golden Books, Scholastic, Random House and Contemporary Books. He is also an award-winning winemaker, primarily producing German varietals. His wines have won medals including Best of Show in several national and local competitions.
Stromoski, his wife Danna and daughter Molly, along with their dog Lucy and fighting cats Sox and Shoes, live in the historic district of Suffield, Connecticut.