Born in 1970, Feuti grew up in the small town of Pascoag, Rhode Island. He and his older sister were raised by their single mother who worked in a factory assembling screen windows to make ends meet. Growing up in a single-parent family during America’s first “Great Recession” wasn’t always easy, but Norm looks back on his childhood fondly. Feuti uses his own experiences growing up under less than ideal circumstances to tell the story of GIL – a happy kid who humorously struggles with the complex world around him.
Norm Feuti is also the creator of the syndicated comic strip “Retail,” and the author of the book Pretending You Care: The Retail Employee Handbook. Prior to his career in cartooning, Feuti worked in retail management for more than 15 years.