Bill Plympton (born April 30, 1946)
 is an American
cartoonist, and filmmaker best known for his 1977 and 1987
Your Face and Lucas the Ear of Corn and his series of shorts
Guard Dog, Guide Dog, Hot Dog and Horn Dog.
Plympton was born in
Portland, Oregon, the son of Wilda Jean (Jerman) and Donald F. Plympton,
 and was raised on a farm in nearby
Oregon City, with five siblings.
 From 1964 to 1968, he studied
Graphic Design at
Portland State University, where he was a member of the film society and worked on the
yearbook. In 1968, he transferred to the
School of Visual Arts
New York City, where he majored in
cartooning. He graduated from SVA in 1969.