I am not The Onion. But I am Scott Dikkers, one of the founders and editor-in-chief of The Onion for most of the past 25 years. AMA
Nowadays I'm developing TV shows for The Onion and heading up a training program at The Second City in Chicago to teach people how to write Onion-style comedy. A book to that effect is being released as we speak called "How To Write Funny." I think only the kindle is available now. Print edition any day now.
Before The Onion, I created the daily comic strip Jim's Journal. A new book of strips just came out: "I Finally Graduated From High School"
I also just published a comedy screenplay in book form. I wrote it with another Onion writer. It almost got produced, but it's been long enough we decided to publish it as a book. It's a war satire about Eskimos conquering America:
Trivia about me: I am (or was for 4 years until last week) the announcer voice of the Onion Week in Review web video, I am T. Herman Zweibel (it's my picture, made to look old-timey), and I wrote the Smoove B column, at least in its first dozen or so iterations, then Chris Karwowski took it over.
Thanks for the questions, everybody! It's been fun. I'll hang out till 2:30 central, then say goodbye.