Gary Taxali is a Canadian artist known for his cartoon-style illustrations. Gary Taxali was born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His family persuaded him to pursue art at a young age. In 1991, Taxali graduated from the Ontario College of Art and began working as an illustrator. Taxali has lectured at various art schools and belongs to the IPA, (Illustrators’ Partnership of America) and the Stamp Advisory Committee for Canada Post. He has been involved with professional associations including the Juno Awards (Screening Committee), The Society of Illustrators, the National Magazine Awards, the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, and 3×3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.