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About The Author

Bio Pic Small 2014Francesco Marciuliano is writing his own bio in the third person either in the absolutely ridiculous attempt to convince you he somehow possesses the clout to attract his own Boswell-like biographer or because he has suffered a complete nervous breakdown and has convinced himself he actually hired a writer with a strikingly similar name. That aside, Francesco is the author of the syndicated comic strip Sally Forth, which appears in newspapers across the country (as well as the webcomic Medium Large, which does not). He was also a head writer for the PBS series SeeMore’s Playhouse, for which one of his episodes won two 2007 Daytime Emmys. Francesco has written for the Onion News Network, Smosh, McSweeney’s, and had a play produced at the New York International Fringe Festival. And he was an invited speaker at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in 2014.

His very first book I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats, published by Chronicle Books, is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller. The national bestseller I Could Chew on This and Other Poems by Dogs, came out July 2013. And his latest book, I Knead My Mommy and Other Poems by Kittens, was released in August 2014. Francesco Marciuliano is available for viewing Monday-Saturday, 9AM to 5PM (closed on Sundays and holidays). Please inquire about group-rate discounts as well as the audio tour guide inside his head.

For inquiries about books and subsidiary rights, please contact his agent Scott Mendel at

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  1. sarabenincasa said, on July 28, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Hey, good luck with that getting laid thing, asshole.

    • Kathy Chapin said, on November 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      What an absolutely insipid comment!
      Mr. Marciullano did not write those entries.
      Get a head on your shoulders, and find a life.

  2. Kaitlyn said, on July 29, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Francesco Marciuliano is cute.

  3. Bucky Katt said, on July 29, 2008 at 10:31 am

    sarabenincasa – Wow, it’s the original Sally Forth! Where’ve you been all these years?

  4. Christina said, on July 29, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Ahh, now I know why your name was ever so familiar when I saw your comic replacing Bizarro in my newspaper this morning. Your Medium-Large comics are very amusing–and I have only just fallen upon them! Thanks!

  5. Sorcha said, on July 29, 2008 at 8:57 pm


  6. Don said, on July 30, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I think “we were manufactured” might be a more accurate quote for the evangelical position in the 7-30 Bizarro guest cartoon. Oh, and where did the cheese come from?

  7. bellavino said, on July 30, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Until the Bizarro cartoon today, I didn’t know about your great warped sense of humor. Thank goodness you haven’t gotten laid yet. Like Samson loosing his power when his hair was cut, if you get laid you might loose you warped edgey humor.

  8. Jen said, on July 31, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Your guest spot in Bizarro – evangelical cheese goldfish- is the first and only comic that has ever made me laugh out loud and then cut out the strip and tack it to my office bulletin board, and then keep saying “ha!” as I made co-workers read it.
    So thanks, I now feel like I understand what it is like to be a regular American with a cartoon tacked up in her office- had never got that before.

  9. Erin said, on August 1, 2008 at 12:11 am

    If Francesco Marciuliano is ever in the Twin Cities, he should look me up. I’d be happy to, uh, steal his warped edgy humor.

  10. kodijack said, on August 1, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I had no idea that you drew Sally Forth, I have been reading that comic for years. When the Comics Curmudegeon (sp?) pointed us to you the other day I got to spend some quality work time catching up with the rest of your work. I am very impressed and will now be reading Sally Forth with a lot more enthusiasm.

  11. Rachel said, on August 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Got here from the Comics Curmudgeon. You are brilliant and I hope some kind soul screws you soon.

  12. Elephant Bones said, on August 5, 2008 at 12:05 am

    I’ve read Sally Forth for years, and I just discovered MediumLarge. Hilarious stuff, I wish the stuff in most newspapers could risk being half as funny as your stuff here.

  13. Skippy Fluff said, on September 11, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    I just realized: Francesco Marciuliano looks like Wil Wheaton.


  14. Jonny L said, on September 19, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    A Francesco Marciuliano should have 12 cylinders, be wild rose red, have 17 inch wide tires and pull 1 plus G on the skid pad.

  15. Ann said, on October 1, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    I think you too it a bit too far with the remark about “sounding fat”. NOT funny at all.
    Have a little empathy and consideration.

  16. Jim said, on October 25, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Ces, be sure to vote for liberty on Nov. 4. Vote for Bob Barr.

  17. Braced Rhombus said, on November 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Hi Ces, I’m glad to see ‘Medium Large’ again! Missed thestrip after it stopped in 2006. (What happened?)

    Good luck,


  18. Bob said, on January 20, 2009 at 11:01 am

    If anybody should be fired at Sally’s company, it’s Jeff: How do you promote Sally to director of marketing when she has been working in human resources all these years, and has no experience in marketing at the corporate level.

  19. Dusty said, on January 21, 2009 at 1:25 am

    1. What is the music behind the video WHAT IS COMEDY?
    2. You look a little like Ted. A little different hairdo and… Well. Never mind.
    MEDIUM-LARGE is rollicking humor in a sinister mask.
    Keep it rollin’!

  20. Chewy said, on January 26, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks for the comeback chief. This strip one of the highlights of my day, back before it magically disappeared into the ether of the Internet.

    A lot of things in my life seem to do that these days. My house. My wife. My dog. The dining room table.

    Single tear.

  21. Bisket said, on April 9, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I’m a boston terrier with a blog. Saw your BT in your picture and thought you’d like my blog… check it out!

  22. rink said, on February 14, 2010 at 11:15 am

    so did those preceding 4 sentences actually help you get laid? because i’m always looking for new “ways” to get results myself….

  23. RFResnick said, on June 17, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Ces! It took me a mere two years to discover the return of Medium Large. Awesome! I remember the strip from 1911 when it originally came out. Hope all is well. Rick Resnick

  24. Andrew Walker said, on June 18, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Hey … it’s ‘lose’ not ‘loose’ … loosers
    May all your strips run and run. And don’t worry about getting laid, it’ll come when you least expect it. Which’ll be fun (and funny to watch)

  25. Roda said, on February 27, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Yeh you were right about the love/hate thing. After reading your bio …….I almost stopped reading several times but plodded through. I now know how easy it is to go from like…..tolerance……to ???? So the best answer for me is elimination. I certainly do not enjoy actually punishing myself by attracting the ire of so many to me. I’d much rather create good vibrations for myself and bask in those !

  26. said, on February 28, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first two comments.

    #1: Chiding the author for seeking sexual conquests.

    #2 A high school-sounding crush that may, in fact, lead to a sexual conquest.

    I think that’s divine.

  27. LZac said, on March 1, 2011 at 4:10 am

    RE: you cat/Sheen mashup


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  30. Steve said, on November 1, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Why do the Forth’s neighbors hate them?

  31. Nancy Saal said, on June 11, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Hi Francesco Marciuliano, I would like to say that a few months ago I was in Kohl’s store & as I was in the shoe dept I heard a couple talking the husband was sitting on the bench & the wife was looking for shoes, they were talking the husband sitting on the bench while the wife was looking for something, I asked if they needed help they said they needed to use a phone to call someone, so I gave them my cell phone to use, as I was waiting the wife was on the phone & I was talking to the husband both very funny people, so as the wife got off the phone, we were chatting I found out that this funny happy couple are your parents!!!. They also told me about your books you wrote, I bought 3 books 2 cat books I could pee on this & 1 dog book I could chew on this, just wanted to drop you a line saying you have great parents & you write great books.

    • cesco7 said, on June 11, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Thank you very much! And I hope my Mom didn’t give you too hard of a sell about the books hahaha.
      My mom had actually told me about meeting you. And thank you for letting my mom use your phone and for contacting me 🙂
      Hope all is well!

    • cesco7 said, on June 11, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      And my parents say, “Hi!” 🙂

  32. tb4000 said, on December 9, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Phil Dunphy is a love action Ted. Tell them to give you dat royalty money.

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  35. David Brown said, on April 11, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Francesco – with it being the 70th anniversary of Judge Parker this year is there any chance that you might bring back Ann Parker, the judge’s daughter? I would love to know where she has been all these years! Thanks for the current strips – still enjoying it daily.

    • cesco7 said, on April 11, 2022 at 4:21 pm

      That’s a really good idea! Thank you!

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