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Aaron Johnson: What the Duck LIVE!


  • Comedian
  • Entertainment
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Humor
  • Media


Milwaukee, WI


whattheduck@mac.com        ph. 414.526.2164


Program Outlines

The What the Duck comic strip has been called, "hands-down, my absolute favorite cartoon on the planet. Period. It is the one strip that makes me laugh out loud every time." by Scott Kelby, Award-winning Author and Editor-in-chief of Photoshop User magazine. Watch everyone's favorite photo-centric comic strip take the stage, as Aaron Johnson describes his serendipitous journey from photo hobbyist to syndicated cartoonist and published author. Get ready to sit back and laugh as Johnson entertains audiences with five-plus years of fan favorite strips, the inspiration behind those comics, and insight as to why the photography business is ripe for humor. Aaron covers the all too familiar issues with the industry and explains why sometimes the best thing we can do is shake our heads and laugh. It's one-part stand-up, one-part presentation, and all parts LOL.

Profile - Cartoonist, Funny Man, Photo Nut, Photoshop Addict

Aaron Johnson is best known as the creator of the comic strip, What the Duck, the photo-centric cartoon that made its debut in 2006. The strip has been showcased in cyberspace, magazines, newspapers, and books in 193 countries.

Graduating from Columbia College Chicago in 1998 with a B.A. in film, Johnson has worked for more than 16 years in the animation and graphic design field. When Johnson isn't drawing What the Duck or playing jazz bass, he’s a computer-based animator for Mad Max Designs in Milwaukee. Raised near Green Bay, Wisconsin, Johnson currently lives in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, with wife, Patty, and two young children, Jonas and Clare.



  • What the Duck, Rule of Nerds
  • What the Duck: A W.T. Duck Collection
  • If It Shoots Lika a Duck: What the Duck Book 3


"It was so great having you at the Texas Professional Photographers Convention. People were still laughing from your program the next day! We all agree you hit a home run!" - Steve Kozak, Grapevine Cr. Photog.. CPP

"I wasn't sure how well the absolutely brilliant What The Duck cartoon strip would translate into a live presentation, but when Aaron did WTD LIVE at our state convention, there was never a dull moment. With just the right mix of old strips, animations, and storytelling, WTD LIVE kept the room engaged and laughing. I was startled by the number of my friends that had never heard of WTD... but they are reading and fans now. Aaron is well on his way to becoming for photographers what Dilbert is for engineers and programmers." - Brad Barton

CONTACT:        whattheduck@mac.com         ph. 414.526.2164