His memoir, Inklings, was published with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2009 and has just been released in paperback. Inklings was named a Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction book of 2009. Entertainment Weekly called Inklings “…a powerful and moving portrait of an artist.”
His editorial cartoons are distributed by King Features Syndicate to 400 newspapers nationwide, and have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, and on CNN. Koterba has been a finalist for Editorial Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society and has placed second in the National Headliner Awards.
He is lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the Prairie Cats, a swing and jump-blues band he formed in 1998. Prairie Cats have performed at the South by Southwest Music Festival, the Derby Lounge in Hollywood, and Windows on the World.