Mell Lazarus is an American novelist and cartoonist, best known as the creator of two comic strips, Miss Peach and Momma. For his comic strip Pauline McPeril, he used the pseudonym Fulton, which also the name of a character in his novel, The Boss Is Crazy, Too.
A native of Brooklyn, Lazarus began as a professional cartoonist when he was a teenager. During his twenties, he worked for Al Capp and his brother Elliott Caplin at the Capp family-owned Toby Press, which published Al Capp's Shmoo Comics, among other titles.
In 1964, Lazarus talked about his background and working methods: