Born with a rare artistic gift, Mason Mastroianni was seldom seen without a pen and paper as a child. Growing up, he worked to hone and test his passion for art by entering, and often winning, local and state art competitions.
Mastroianni took illustration courses at the Rhode Island School of Design and then enrolled in The DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) in Orlando, Florida. Upon graduation, he took a position as a CG animator in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mason’s work at Wet Cement Productions earned the company an Emmy award for computer graphic animation.
When approached by his brother, Mick Mastroianni, to come on board to illustrate Dogs of C-Kennel, Mason was up to the task. Mason's talent brought a look of professionalism to the strip and new depth and dimension to the characters.
When not illustrating Dogs of C-Kennel, Mason is head writer and cartoonist for B.C. and a contributing editor for Wizard of Id. Mason currently resides in Binghamton, N.Y., where he donates his time and talent to many local organizations. Working in conjunction with Binghamton-area hospitals, Mason speaks to school-children about healthy eating habits. Through the National Cartoonist Society and USO cartoonist tours, Mason spends time with the troops at home and abroad.