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Christenson, Don R.
b. 1916
st. Minn. Sch. Art
adv. art, short stories, radio scripts
wr cb Porky Pig, Donald Duck, Woody Woodpecker
wr cs-"The Flintstones" 1963-64
wr cs "Yogi Bear", 1963
wr cs "Star Wars", 1980
             r. WWACB  

Christiansen, Jim  
b. Sept. 18, 1927 , Baldwin, NY
asst Tom Gill
Army Engineers (2 yrs.)
st. School of Visual Arts
work for Tom Gill Studios (Lone Ranger)
art cs "Davy Crockett"
art cs "Nero Wolf"  
asst art dir. Robinson Tog & Label Co.
                   r. NCSA, WWACB

Christman, Bert
b. 1915
cb art - 1936-1940
cb - Sandman, 3 Aces
cs "Scorchy Smith", 1936-1938
Army Air Force - Burma (Flying Tigers)
d. Feb. 4, 1942 (killed as pilot in WW2)
               r. WWACB
               r. Obit. WWAA - 1947

Clark George
cs "Side Glances",1935-38
cs "G-Men",1936-40
cs "The Neighbors",1939-73
cs "The Ripples", 1944-48
cs "Aunt Peachy's Pet Shop", 1944-48

Clark, Virginia
cs "Oh Diana", 1947
see Virginia Hudzietz

Clarke, Bob (Robert)
b. 1926
adv. art, designer
asst cs "Believe it or Not", 1943-44
cs "Thing" (Bob Clarke's Thing), 1970's
art for Mad magazine, 1955-87
            r. WWACB

Clarke, Emery
st. Kansas City Art Inst., Penn. Art Academy
covers & ill. - Post
US Air Force
cs "Invisible Scarlett O'Neill"(Stainless Steel) (with Russell Stamm)
freelance artist
staff - Famous Artists School
               r. Famous Artists School Brochure

Clarrain, Dean
b. 1959
wr cb Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
wr cs "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", 1990-94
               r. WWACB

Clay, W.
co cs "Sam Scott", 1972

Cleveland, Robert (Cappy Dick)
staff - Chi. Eve. Journal (1920s)
editor - Southtown Economist
page - "Cappy Dick's Young Hobby Club", 1939 (Sun. - Times Synd.)
               r. E&P Mar. 4, 1961

Cochran, Hal
cs-"The Clownies",1932

Cochran, Negley (Neg)
b. Aug. 27, 1913 , Oak Park, Ill.
st. Clev. Inst. Art
adv. art
asst cs "Out Our Way", 1938-1957
cs "Out Our Way", 1957-
               r. NCSA

Coffin, Douglas
st. Middlebury College (Art History)
graphics designer in Tehran
art dir. - WGAN TV in Portland, Me.
cs "Fletcher's Landing", 1980
               r. E&P July 5, 1980

Cohen, Janice Brodsky
b. 1952
st. Brooklyn College
commercial art
cb colorist
asst cs (letter)- "Amazing Spider Man", 1980's
               r. WWACB  

Cohen, Mark
b. November 19,1942, Stockton,CA
gag writer for comedians
gags for cs "Wee Pals"
freelance writer
cartoon art sales
               r. NCSA

Cohen, Octavus Roy
wr cs "Tempus Todd",c.1923

Cohn, Bob
co cs "Hystoria with J.P.", 1967-70

Coker, Paul Jr.
b. (1930) , Lawrence, Kansas
st. Univ. Kansas
Navy - 2 yrs.
Kansas City staff artist
Hallmark cards artist
freelance art
created characters for CBS  "Frosty the Snowman"
art, Mad magazine
art cs "Horace & Buggy", 1971
art cs "Lancelot", 1970-71
              r.WWACB

Cole, Done
asst cs "Will-Yum"

Colan, Gene
b. 1926
st. ASL
cb art-Batman, Hopalong Cassidy, Howard the Duck
art cs "Howard the Duck",1977-78
               r. WWACB

Cole, Jack
b. 1914 , New Castle, Pa.
st. Landon Corr. Course (at 15)
1935 - sold first cartoon to Boy's Life
freelance cartoons (1954)
comic books (1937-1954)
cb art - Plastic Man, Comet, Midnight (1938-1950)
art cs "The Spirit", 1942-1943
cs "Betsy & Me", 1958
d. 1958
               r. WWACB

Cole, Royal "King"
screenplay, movies - Blackmail (1947),Batman serial (1949)
cb writing-Western Publ.
TV scripts
g cs "Winnie Winkle
wr cs "Ace Drummond"
wr cs "Hopalong Cassidy"
               r. WWACB

Cole, Russell
cb-Woozy Watts, Elmer the Eel, 1930's
wr cs "Ben Webster's Career", 1925-41
               r. WWACB

Coll, Charles
b.1890
art cs "Myra North", 1939-1940
art cs "Roy Powers"c.1940
cb art - Bulletman, Capt. Midnight (1942-1948)
               r. WWACB

Colletta, Vince
b. Sicily
cb art-Uncanny Tales, Romance; cb inker
art cs "World's Greatest Super Heroes",inker,1977-82
d. 1991
               r. WWACB

Colley, Ed
st. Boston U.
high school art teacher
edit. cartoonist, Plymouth,Mass.
art-cs "Suburban Cowgirls" ,1990-95
art cs "Outtake" 1997
              r. CP#92

Collier, Nate
magazine gags
cs "The Professor", 1939

Collier, Rex
crime reporter, Washington Star
wr cs "War on Crime", 1936-1939
              r. EAC

Collins, Kreigh
b. Jan. 1, 1908 , Davenport, Iowa
st. Cincinatti Art Acad., Cleveland Art School  
illustrator, muralist (1934- )
cs "Mitzi McCoy", 1949-50
cs "Kevin the Bold", 1950-68
cs "Up Anchor",1969-71
d. 1974
               r. WWAA

Collins, Max Alan
b. March 3,1948, Muscatine, Iowa
st. University of Iowa
writing and journalism instructor,1971-77
author - Nolan novels
cb scripts
wr cs "Dick Tracy",1977-88
wr cs "Batman" 1989      
              r. WWACB,CA

Collins, Phil
cs "Leonardo",1976

Colon, Ernie
b. 1931, Puerto Rico
actor, illustrator
asst cs "Joe Palooka",1950
asst cs "Star Hawks" (p),1979
art cs "Star Trek", 1983
cb art- Casper, Richie Rich, Bullwinkle
              r. WWACB

Colson, Hal
cs "Jack Swift", 1935-1937

Condo, A.D.
staff, NEA
cs "The Outbursts of Everett True",1905-27

Connell, Del
b. 1918
st. Pasadena City College
Disney studios (1945-1950)
wr cb - Disney stories (1950-1956)
wr cs "Little Lulu", 1961-1967
wr cs "Ferd'nand", 1966-67
wr cs "Mickey Mouse", 1968-84
               r. WWACB

Conner, Dale
cs "Mary Worth"
see Dale Conner Ulrey

Conselman, William M. (Bill)
b. (1897) in Brooklyn, NY
staff - L.A. Times (1920)
play - "And Then What?"
movie script - "That's Right, You're Wrong"
wr cs "Ella Cinders", 1925-1940
wr movies - "Whoopee", "A Conn. Yankee"
d. May 25, 1940 at age 43
               r. Obit. E&P June 1, 1940
               r. Obit. Nwk. June 3, 1940

Conway, Gerry
b.1952
author, novels, short stories
wr comic books-Green Arrow, Jimmy Olson, SpiderMan
wr cs "Star Trek" 1983-84
wr cs "World's Greatest Super Heroes" 1989
               r. WWACB

Cook, Phil
art cs, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", 1926

Cooke, Tom
art dir. Republic Studios (1946)  
commercial art
Marine corps  
art cs "Gene Autry", 1952    
asst cs "Mary Worth", 1950s
cb art - Gene Autry (1950s)
art cs "Drift Marlo", 1961-1966
author,Golden Books
               r. WWACB
               r. E&P July 26, 1952

Cooper, Bernard
co cs "Heir Raising", 1958

Cooper, C.C.
cs "Fighting with Daniel Boone", 1941 (Sun.)

Corbey,
art cs "Goosemeyer"--

Cordray, Bob
b. (1930)
surveyor - 1950
cs "Smidgens", Feb. 26, 1961- 74
feature, "Alex in Wonderland", 1976-86
               r. E&P Apr. 7, 1962

Corey, Ben
cs "Let's Make", 1965-1969
cs "Minute Mechanic", 1965-1969

Cory, Fanny
b. (1879)
illus. magazines & books (1900)
feature - Other People's Children (Sunnysayings)
art cs "Little Miss Muffet", 1934 (KFS)
               r. E&P May 19, 1951

Costanza, John
b.1943
asst cs "Tales of the Green Berets".1965-67
cb art-Daffy Duck, Tom and Jerry
juvenile books
               r.WWACB

Costello, Jerry
cs "The Topsy Turvies", 1930's  

Couchey,Sid
b.c.1921
asst cs "Tommy of the Big Top",--
cb art-Little Dot, Romance
               r.WWACB

Counihan, Daniel ("Bud")
b. (1894) in Norwich, Conn.
st. Daniel McCarthy Sch. Cartooning
staff - NY World (1915)  
staff - Providence Journal, Washington Post
cs "Little Napolean", 1915-1929 (NY World)
cs "Betty Boop", 1929-1933 (KFS)
asst cs "Blondie"
commercial illus. (1935-1955)  
cs "Mary Kane", 1956
d. Jan. 5, 1971
               r. Obit. GSW #5
               r. E&P Nov. 5, 1955

Course, Marcia
st. Purdue Univ.
taught English in Calif. & Wisconsin
staff - Scott & Foresman publishers
Cleveland library children's services
cs "Amanda Panda", 1971
               r. E&P Nov. 6, 1971

Cowan, Denys
b.1961
cb art-Green Arrow, Marvel Universe
art cs "Barbara Cartland's Romances" c.80
art cs "Buck Rogers" c.80
               r. WWACB  

Cowan,Wood
b. Nov.1,1896, Algona ,Iowa
st. Art Inst. Chicago
newspaper cartoonist in Chicago,1912
gag cartoons
cb art-Gabby Goose
cs "Vivian the Vamp",1924-26
cs-"Carrie and her Car",1924-26
cs "Mom'n'Pop",1932
cs-"The Newfangles",31-35
cs-"Oh,Diana", 45
cs- "Our Boarding House",46
cs-"Sissy",45-46
newspaper cartoonist in Conn, 1948-68
author, Famous Figures of the Old West,1965
d. June 10,1977
              r.WWACB,CA

Cox, Dave
b. (1922)
US Army - cartoons in Stars & Stripes
cs "Pfffttt", 1948
               r. E&P Apr. 17, 1948

Cox, Edwin
cs "Private Lives",1939

Cox, Palmer
cs "The Brownies"

Craft, Jerry
b. NYC
st. School of Visual Arts
cb art-New Kids
cs-"Mama's Boyz"-95--
                r. KFS
  

Craig,Chase
b.1910
st. Chi.Acad.F.A.
animation writer
cb work-Bugs Bunny, Flintstones
cs-"Charlie McCarthy",1939
cs-"Bugs Bunny", 1942
cs-"Odd Bodkins" 40-42
                r. WWACB

Craig, Eugene
cs "Forever Female", 1962-74  

Crane, Brian
b.(1950)
advertising art
art director, Doyle-McKenna-Bayer-Brown
cs "Pickles",1990--
             r. CP#95

Crane, Royston (Roy)
b. Nov. 22, 1901 , Abeline, Texas
st. Chic. Acad. FA, Hardin-Summins U.,
 Texas Univ., Landon Cart. Course
asst H.T. Webster - NY World
cs "Wash Tubbs", 1924-1943
cs "Buz Sawyer", 1943-77
d.1977
               r. NCSA
               r. WWAA

Cravath,Glenn
art cs "Ted Towers", c.1938

Crawford, Arthur
cartoonists agent
gags cs "Naughty Pete" & others (c.1913)
               r. Smithsonian Coll.

Crawford, Mel
b.1925, Canada
st. Western Tech, Royal Ontario College
author, juvenile books
cb art-Mr. Magoo, Fireball XL5
asst cs-"Iffy"-60's
cs-"Versus"-60's
cs "Rabbits Rafferty"-60's
feature, "McCall of the Wild",1988
                 r. WWACB

Crenshaw, George (Crandall)
b. 1918
st. Univ. Calif., Northwestern, Harvard
office boy at Disney studios
asst Hank Ketcham on "Dennis" (1 yr.)
Paramount animation - "Speaking of Animals" series
cb art-Butch
cs "The Muffins", 1956
art cs "Nubbin", 1958-69
art cs "McGirk's Works",1959
panel - Simpkins, 1971
panel, Belvedere
                r. E&P
                r. WWACB
  
Cromwell, Kenneth
cs "Junior Hall of Fame", 1935-1937

Cronin, Ed
b. 1905
animator for Fleischer
asst cs "Felix the Cat"
asst cs "Joe Palooka",1936
cb writer, editor
d. 1957
                r. WWACB

Crooks, Bill
b. Dec.10,1917, New Kensington, Pa.
st. Chicage Acad.FA
US Army,WW2
staff,Orlando Morning Sentinel
asst cs "Captain Easy" c.50-69
art cs "Captain Easy" 1969-88
           r.NCSA  

Cros, Earl
see Carl Rose

Crosby, Alex
cs "Riff McTic", 1967-1969

Crosby, Greg
b. 1949
animation storyboards
wr cs "Donald Duck" 1975-80
wr cs "Mickey Mouse" 70's
          r. WWACB

Crosby, Percy L.
b. Dec. 8, 1891, Brooklyn, NY
st. ASL, Pratt
sports & pol. cart. - NY Globe ,1910
staff & cartooning - NY World
feature "Skippy" in Life
cs "Skippy", 1925-45
d. Dec. 8, 1964
           r.EAC    

Crossley, Larry
asst cs (letter) "Flash Gordon"

Crowe, Jack
cs "Windy City Kitty", 1948-1949

Cullum, Mark
b. July 25,1962
st. Abilene Christian Univ.,1985
edit. cartoonist,Birmingham News,85-96
wr-cs-"Walnut Cove"-91---
             r. KFS

Cumberworth, F.H.
cs "Bizz & Biff", 1939-1940

Cumings, Art
b. June 9,1922
st. Pratt Institute,1947
gag cartoons
book illustrations
art cs "Henny",1974
           r.NCSA

Cummin, Mel
cb covers
cb-Novelty Art Dept.
art cs "Good Time Guy",1929
art cs "Hap McSnap",1929
           r. WWACB  

Cunningham, Frank
cs "Dash Sanders", 1938

Cunningham,Joe
cs "Roofus McGoofus", 1924
animation art
cb art c.1943

Curfman, Greg
b. Newport News, Va.
st. Christopher Newport College
    College of William and Mary
software writer for IBM
cs-"Meg"-----
          r.NCS

Curtis, A.S. (Arthur S.)
cs "Academy of Fame", 1946-50
cs "Medal of Honor", 1949-1961
cs "Morgan Rogers", 1949-1950
cs "Scroll of Fame", 1951-1961
cs "Hey Mac", 1947-61

Curtis,Jack
pen name for Jack Kirby

Curtis, Harvey
asst cs "Lil Abner", through 1978

Curzon, Matt
b. July 10, 1906 , Brooklyn, NY
st. Pratt Inst., Cooper Union
panel - Famous Fans  
caricatures & gags
cb - The Comics Magazine
cs "Pixie Puzzle Adventures" (Sun.)
panel - Coloring College (1961- )
               r. NCSA,WWACB

Cutler, Wilson
cs "Rosie Rattatat", 1944

Cyr, Wilfred
cs "Exploits of Eve", 1932-37

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