Who's Who of American Comic Strip Producers

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Wagner, Fred
b. (1942)
st. Memphis Acad Art
edit cart - Orlando Sentinel
art cs "Grin & Bear It," 1974
cs "Catfish" 1986-94
               r. E&P Nov. 9, 1974

Wagner, Ron
wr comic books
asst cs "Buck Rogers" (p) 1970's
asst cs "Barbara Cartland's Romances" (p) 1980's
              r. WWACB
    
Waldman, Myron
Army WW2
animator, Max Fleischer Studios
chief anim. - Paramount Famous Studios
art cs "Happy The Humbug," 1946-49
               r. E&P Oct. 5, 1946
               r. Newsweek May 17, 1948

Walker, Brian
b. 1952
cs "Betty Boop and Felix" 1984-87

Walker, Greg
b. 1949
asst. cs "Beetle Bailey"
cs "Betty Boop and Felix" (ink and letter) 1984-87

Walker, Morgan
cs "Betty Boop and Felix" 1984-87

Walker, Mort
b. 1923  El Dorado,Kansas
st. Washington Univ., Missouri Univ.
US Army in Italy
designer - Hallmark Cards
editor for Dell Publ.
gag cartoons
cs "Beetle Bailey," 1950--
wr cs "Hi & Lois," 1954-88
cs "Boner's Ark," 1969-88
wr cs "Evermores" 1982-85
wr cs "Mrs. Fitz's Flats"
co cs "Sam and Silo" 1977-86
wr cs "Sam's Strip" 1961-77
cs "Gamin and Patches"
creator, "Betty Boop and Felix"
               r. NCSA
                  WWACB
Walker, Ned
cs "Betty Boop and Felix" 1984-87

Wallace, Edgar
cs "Inspector Wade," 1935-1940

Wallace, Jim
cs "Dinky Dinkerton," 1940

Wallerstein, Ed
st. Univ. Mo.Rolla
writer, Hallmark Cards-1970
wr cs "Ribbons" 1982  

Wallgren, A.A.
cs "Hoosegow Herman," 1939

Walling, Dow
b. 1902 Bellingham, Wash.
st. Univ. Wash.
cs "Campus Cowboys"
asst. to Milt Gross, H.T.Webster
cs "Skeets" 1932-51
feature "Jimmy's Jobs"
d. Jan.23, 1987
             r. NCS

Walliser, Blair
asst. cs (p) "Reg'lar Fellers"

Walsh, Bill
wr cs "Mickey Mouse" 1943-64
            r. WWACB

Walter, Jerry
wr cs "Suzie Q. Smith"  

Walter, Linda
art cs "Suzie Q. Smith"

Ward, George
b. 1921
st. Temple Univ.
staff - NY Star, 1948-1949
illustrator
cb art, 1937-1939, 1948-1949
asst cs "Pogo" ink 1952-1950
               r. WWACB
               r. NCSA

Ward, Tom
art ed - Speed Age Racing
USAF - Korean War, 4 yrs.
painting & design
designer - Aurora Casket Co., 13 yrs.
cs "Mid-America," 1971

Warkentin, Thomas
cb art
art cs "Flash Gordon" 1991-92
art cs "Star Trek"
             r. WWACB

Warren, Alonzo (Jack)
cb art
cs "Loco Luke" 1935
cs "Pecos Bill" 1937
              r. WWACB

Wathen, Robert
art cs "Bela Lanan" 1936-39

Watt, J. Miller
b. 1896 Greencock, Scotland
cs "Pop," 1929 (London Sketch
cs "Pop," 1935-1938
               r. C. Waugh, T.C.

Watterson, Bill
b. 1959
st. Kenyon College
editorial cartoonist, Cincinnatti Post
cs "Calvin and Hobbes" 1985
               r. O'Sullivan  

Waugh, Coulton
b. March 10, 1896 Cormwall, England
st. ASL
painter, teacher, lecturer
cs "Dickie Dave," 1934-1957
cs "Hank" 1945
author - The Comics, 1947
art instructor
               r. WWAA

Waugh, Odin Burvick
cs "Dickie Dare," 1945-1947

Weare, Tony
cs "Matt Marriott," 1966-1968

Weaver, Linda
b. 1957
wr cs "Barbara Cartland's Romances" 1980-82
            r. WWACB

Webb, Paul
st. Penna. Acad FA
staff - Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader
art for Esquire, 1934
freelance cart.
feature - Mountain Boys (in Esquire)
cs "Mountain Boys," 1956
               r. E&P Feb. 11, 1956

Webb, Robert
art cs "The Hawk" 1952-69
art cs "Illustrated Classics" 1947
cb art
              r. WWACB

Weber, Bill
artist-illustrator
art dir - S.F. Chronicle
cs "Dr. Funshine," 1962
               r. E&P Jan. 5, 1963

Weber, Bob
b. June 26, 1934 Baltimore, MD
st. Maryland Inst. Art, School Visual Arts
asst gags for Fred Laswell, "Barney Google"
trade journal art & service papers
technical ill. - Westinghouse
asst cs "Morty Meekle"
cs "Moose," 1965--
               r. NCSA
                  WWACB

Weber, Bob Jr.
b. January 21,1957 Baltimore, Md.
st. Univ. Maryland
asst. cs "Moose" 1978-1991
Sun. feature "Comics for Kids" 1991--
               r. O'Sullivan
--

Webster, H.T.
st. Frank Holmes School of Ill.
staff - Denver Post
staff - NY Herald Tribune
cs "The Man in the Brown Derby," 1923 (NY World)
cs "The Timid Soul"
               r. Waugh

Wehren, John
asst. cs "Rick O'Shay"
asst. cs "Latigo" 1979-82

Weihrauch  
cs "Black & White," 1948

Weinstein, Robert
cb stories
cs "Cap'n Cloud," 1935
             r. WWACB

Weisinger, Mort
b. 1915
cb writer and editor-DC
story editor "Superman"
srory editor "Batman"
d. 1978
             r. WWACB

Weiss, Morris
b. Aug. 11, 1915 Phila., Pa.
asst cs "Minutr Movies" 1934
asst cs "Katzenjammer Kids"
panel "It Never fails" 1940
asst cs "Joe Jinks"
cs "Joe Jinks," 1942-43
US Army, 1944-1945
cb - Tessie the Typist, 1947
asst cs "Mickey Finn" 1936-71
wr cs "Joe Palooka" 1961-73
cs "Mickey Finn" 1971-77
               r. NCSA
                  WWACB
  
Weiss, Rube
cs "Josh Billings," 1957-1972
cs "Hospital Quips," 1971

Wejp-Olsen, Werner
b. 1938 Copenhagen,Denmark
cs "Tales of Hans christian Anderson"
NCS--

Welch, John
wr cs "Slim and Tubby" 1933
wr cs "Bullet Benton" 1934-38
wr cs "The Red Knight" 1940-43

Wellington, C.H.
cs "Pa's Son-in-Law," 1941

Wellman, Manly Wade
b. 1903
cb stories
asst wr cs "The Spirit" 1943-46
             r. WWACB

Wells, Peter b.1912 Port Clinton, Ohio
staff - KFS
cb art - Katzenjammer Kids
freelance ill.
staff - Famous Artists Course
               r. NCSA

Wells, Robert
st. Am. School of Design
cb art, 1940-1945
art cs "Judge Wright," 1945
               r. E&P Aug. 11, 1945

Wendt, Lloyd
b. May 16,1908 Spencer, S.D.
st. Northwestern Univ.
staff, Sioux Falls Press 1927
staff - Chicago Tribune 1934-61
author-biographies
wr cs "Jed Cooper," 1949-1960
               r. E&P Nov. 19, 1949
               r. CA-NR-25
Wenzel, Al
b. 1924
st. Grand Central School of Art
illus, gags, filmstrips
cb art - Davedevil, Blackhawk, 1948-1957
asst cs "Steve Roper," 1957-1959
asst cs "The Spirit," 1951-1952
asst cs "Buz Sawyer," 1960-1974
               r. WWACB

Wenzel, Bill
b. (1919)
st. Cooper Union - 1940
freelance art
Army service
cs "Roland Stone," 1958
               r. E&P April 5, 1958

Westermann, Jim
b. Mound City, Ill.
st. Chic. Acad FA
USAF - WW2
staff - Chic. Daily News, Cairo Eve. Citizen
asst cs "Dotty Dripple," 1951
art dir - soap co., 1952-1966
cs "Spacemasters," 1967
               r. E&P April 29, 1967
               r. E&P May 6, 1967

Westover, Russ
b. August 3, 1886 Los Angeles, Calif.
st. Mark Hopkins Art Inst.
staff, San Francisco Bulletin 1904
cs "Tillie the Toiler" 1921-56
cs "The Van Swaggers" 1930-43
d. March 5, 1966
                r. O'Sullivan
  
Wetherholt, Larry
b. 1939
cs "The Colonials" 1967
NCS--

Wetterburg, Walt
b. South Dakota
st. Univ. Montana
Army - WW2, Pacific
freelance cartoonist
cs "Out Our Way," 1966 (Sun.)
               r. E&P May 28, 1966

Wexler, Bud
b. (1926) NYC
st. School of Visual Arts
US Army - WW2
Terrytoons & Famous Studios
art for children's books
tv art - Cellomatic Corp.
art dir - Needharm, Harper, & Sears
co cs "McGurk's Mob," 1965  
               r. E&P Dec. 19, 1964

Wexler, Elmer
b. Aug. 14, 1918 Bridgeport, Conn.
st. Pratt Inst.
adv. art, illustration
cb art
art cs "Vic Jordan," 1941-1942
US Marines - combat artist, 1942-1945
cs "Jon Jason," 1946-47
illustrator
               r. NCSA
               r. E&P Nov. 24, 1945
               r. WWACB
  
Wheelan, Albertina Randall
cs "in Rabbitboro"

Wheelan, Ed
b. 1888 San Francisco, Calif.
st. Cornell Univ.
professional cartoonist - 1905
cs "Midget Movies," 1917-21
cs "Minute Movies," 1921-36  
cs "Roy McCoy," 1935
cs "Big Top" (w. Bill Walsh)
cb - Minute Movies
semi-retired
d. 1966
               r. Comic Art
                  WWACB

Wheeler, George
cb art
wr cs "Disney's True Life Adventures"
               r. WWACB
  
Whims, Howard
art - Detroit agencies
illus. automobile adv.
impressionistic painter
art cs "Rod Chance," 1966
               r. E&P Dec. 18, 1965

White, Brian
cs "Buzzy," 1935-1936

Whitman, Bert
b. 1908 NYC
staff - Los Angeles Times
staff, NY Post
art cs "Mr. Ex" 1941-42
art cs "Green Hornet" 1941  
wr cs "Cynthia"
cs "Debbie Dean," 1943-1949
art cs "Hap Hopper"
edit. cart. Stockton Record - 1952
               r. NCSA
                  WWACB
Whitney, Ogden
b. 1918
cb art-ACG
art cs "Ken Weston" c. 1953
               r. WWACB

Whittington, Larry
cs "Daisy Daily & Dotty Dawn," 1940

Wilder, Don
b. 1934 Knoxville, Ky.
st. East Tennessee State Univ., Phila. Museum
commercial art - Lockheed Aircraft, RCA, General Electric
 (1959-1965)
Graphics Anaylyst officer for CIA, 1965
gags in national magazines, 1965
cs "American Alley," 1974
cs "Crock" 1982--
wr cs "Goosemyer" 1980-84
cs "Out of Bounds" 1986
               r. Synd. Release

Wildey, Doug
b.1922 Yonkers, NY
Navy - WW2
cb for Street & Smith - 1947
art cs "The Saint," 1959-1962
anim. layout
asst cs "Steve Canyon" (p)1960 briefly
creator - Johnny Quest (for HB)
cb - Tarzan
folio - The Movie Cowboy
cs "Ambler," 1972-75
               r. NCSA
                  WWACB

Wilkinson, Fritz
cb art
cs "Father's Day" 1958
d. c. 1963
               r. WWACB

Willard, Frank
b. Sept. 21, 1893 Anna, Ill.
st. Union Acad South Ill., Chic. Acad FA
art - Chic. Tribune, 1914
art - Chic. Herald
cs "City Life"
cs "Tom, Dick, & Harry"
Army, 1917-1919
art - KFS, 1920-1923
cs "Moon Mullins," 1923-1958
               r. E&P July 10, 1954

Willard, Rodlow
b. Sept. 4, 1911 Rochester, NY
st. Univ. Calif.
gag cartoons
edit. - Dell cb's
asst cs "King of the Royal Mounted" (p) 1945 briefly
cs "Scorchy Smith" 1946-54
cs "Aunt Teek," c. 1960
tv art dir - Parkinson Agency
               r. NCSA

Williams, Buzz
cs "Dogs of War," 1939

Williams, Frances
cs "Cuddles & Tukckle," 1939

Williams, Gaar
b. 1880 Richmond, Indiana
political cartoons
cs "Among the Folks in History"
cs "A Strain on the Family Tie" 1934
cs "How to Keep from Growing Old"
d. 1935

Williams, James Robert (J.R.)
b. March 30, 1888 Halifax, Nova Scotia
st. Mt. Union College (Alliance, Ohio)
US Cavalry officer
animator
staff - NEA, 1922
panel - "Out Our Way" 1925-58
cs "The Willets" (Sun.)
dec.

Williams, Keith
b. Sept. 16,1957
cb art -DC, Marvel
ink cs "The Phantom" 1994--
                  r. KFS

Williams, Lloyd James
cs "Little Johnny Jones," 1937

Williams, Roy
cs "Babe Bunting," 1935-1938

Williamson, Al
b. March 21, 1931 NYC
st. NY Cartoonists & Illustrators School
asst cs "Tarzan," 1948 (Sun.)briefly
art - Buster Crabbe Comics
E.C. - Weird Science
asst cs "Flash Gordon" 1955 briefly
Atlas, Charlton, Dell, Classics Ill., Archie
Canavaral E.R.Burroughs book illus.
asst cs "Rip Kirby" 1960-63
asst cs "Rip Kirby" (p) 1963
asst cs "Big Ben Bolt" 1963-76
asst cs "Dan Flagg" 1963-64
art cs "Secret Agent Corrigan" 1967-86
art cs "Star Wars" 1981-84
               r. WWACB

Williamson, John Stuart (Jack)
b. April 29, 1908 Bisbee, Arizona
st. Univ New Mexico, Univ Colorado (PhD.)
contributor - Amazing Stories, 1928
US Army, 1942-1945
author over 20 novels
author - The Legion of Space, 1947
author - Star Bright
author - The Humanoids
wr cs "Beyond Mars," 1953-1956 (NY News)
assoc. prof. of English - Eastern Mexico Univ., 1960
               r. Contemporary Authors (17-18)
               r. Moskowitz, S., Seekers of Tomorrow

Willingham, Keith
b. 1927
copyboy, salesman, radio-tv announcer, cartoonist
cs "Blast Blair," 1963

Willis, Bess
cs "Zoo Family," 1935

Wills, Scott
st. Ohio State univ.
edit. cart. San Jose Mercury news
cs "Scrimmages" 1997--
              r. E&P Feb.1,1997

Wilson, Ed
b. (1924)
st. Stanford Univ.
account exec. - Foote, Cone, & Belding
wr cs "Finn Fathom," 1956
               r. E&P Dec. 17, 1955

Wilson, Gahan
b. Feb. 18,1930 Evanston, Ill.
st. Chicago Acad.F.A.
magazine cartoonist
cs "Gahan Wilson's Sunday Comics" 1974-76
author, science fiction stories
              r. Horn, Encycl.Am.Cartoons

Wilson, Rowland
b. Aug. 30, 1930 Dallas, Texas
st. Univ. Texas, Columbia Univ. (1952-1954)
freelance cart., 1952-1954
anim. tv commercials
US Army
animator - Keitz & Herndon, 1934
adv. agency art
gags to national magazines
art dir - Young & Rebicam, 1957-1964
cs "Noon," 1967
animator - 1973
illustrator
author - The White of Their Eyes, 1963
               r. WWAA

Wilson, Tom
b. West Va.
st. Art institute of Pittsburgh
US Army
newspaper staff, adv. dept., Uniontown, Pa.
American Greetings Card Co.
panel & cs (Sun.) "Ziggy"
               r. Cart. Prof. #19

Wilson,Tom Jr.
asst. cs "Ziggy"
cs "Ug!" 1984-85

Wilson, Woody
freelance writer
staff, Phoenix Gazette
asst. to Nick Dallis 1982-90
wr cs "Judge Parker" 1991--
wr cs "Rex Morgan" 1991--  

Wingert, Dick
b. 1919 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
st. Herron Art Inst. (Indianapolis)
US Army in Europe - WW2
staff - Stars & Stripes
cs "Hubert," 1945-94
dec.
               r. NCSA

Winick, Judd
b. Feb. 12,1970
st. Univ. Michigan
creator, "Nuts and Bolts"
illustrator, The Complete Idiot's Guides
author, Adventures of Barry Weem, Boy Genius
cs "Frumpy the Clown" 1996-98

Winik, Leon
cb art
art cs "Jeanie" 1953
Winik Art and Films for Industry
              r. WWACB

Winner, Charles ("Doc")
b. (1885) Perrysville, Pa.
sports cart. - Pittsburgh Post, 1900s
staff - Harrisburg Patriot, 1914
staff - KFS, 1918
g cs "Thimble Theatre" 1938
g cs "Barney Google"
cs "Elmer," 1926-56
asst cs "Katzenjammer Kids," (p) 1947-1949  
cs "Katzenjammer Kids," 1949-1956
d. Aug. 11, 1956
               r. E&P Aug. 6, 1949
               r. obit. NYT Aug. 12, 1956
               r. WWACB

Winter, Pete
art cs "The Toodles"

Winterbotham, Russell Robert (Russ)
b. August 1,1904 Salina ,Ks.
st. Univ. Kansas
reporter, 1931-1943
author - 30 books, 60 Big Little Books,200 pulp and sci.fiction stories
wr cs "Capt. Midnight," 1942-1943
wr cs "Capt. Easy," 1943-1946
wr cs "Red Ryder," 1943-1955
wr cs "Chris Welkin," 1951
wr cs "Good Guys," 1965-1966
wr cs "Kevin the Bold," 1964-1968
wr cs "Up Anchor," 1969-1971
d. 1971
               r. CA
               r. WWACB

Wirth, Cliff
staff - Detroit Times
contrib. - Detroiter magazine
cs "L.P. & U.P.," 1977

Wise, Gary
adv. agency
cs "Real Life Adventures" 1991--

Wiseman, Al
b. August 25,1918 Bakersfield, Calif.
st. Frank Wiggins Trade School
adv. art
US Navy in Newport, R.I.
cb - Dennis the Menace, 1952
g-panel "Belvedere"
asst. cs "Little Eve"
art cs "Yogi Bear"
d.
                 r. WWACB
----

Wishengrad, Hy
st. City College NY
art instr. - City College NY
tv commercial art
formed - Editors Syndicate, 1952
freelance gags - New Yorker
art cs "Willie Woo," 1958
exec. editor - Bridgeport Sunday Herald
               r. E&P Sept. 27, 1958

Wisniewski, L.E.
cs "Pictorial Poland," 1936

Woch. Stan
b. 1959
cb art
asst. cs "Barbara Cartland's Romances" c.1980
asst. cs "Buck Rogers" c.1979
WWACB--

Woggon, Bill
b. Jan. 1, 1911 Toledo, Ohio
art dir - dept. store in Toledo, 1927
asst cs "Chief Wahoo" 1930's
staff - Archie Comics
cb - Katy Keene"
asst cs "Priscilla's Pop," 1970's
               r. NCSA
               r. WWACB

Woggon, Elmer
b. Nov. 4, 1898 Toledo, Ohio
st. Landon Course, Federal Course
staff - Toledo Blade, later art dir.
cs "Skylark," 1927
cs "Big Chief Wahoo," 1936-46
asst (lettering) cs "Steve Roper"
               r. NCSA

Wohl, Jack
b. (1935)
N.W. Ayer Advertising Co.
VP of J. Walter Thompson Adv. Agency
panel "Pixies" 1966-87
cs "Versus," 1969-72
panel "Defunitions" 1989-90
author, The Conformers, 1966
                r. E&P

Wolfe, George
cs "Pops" 1962-78
NCS--

Wolfe, Ralph
cs "Pioneers" 1928
cs "Sancho and the Don" 1930
cs "Animal Antics" 1930

Wolfman, Marv
b. 1946
st. Queens College
wr cb-Vigilante, Teen Titans, Dr.Strange
wr cs "Howard the Duck" c.1977
               r. WWACB

Wong, Mike
associate of Hank Ketcham
staff - Klamath Falls Herald & News
art cs "Romulus of Rome," 1961
               r. E&P June 12, 1954

Wood, Bob
b. (1918)
animator, Fleischer Studio
cb art Daredevil, Crimebuster
art cs "GoodBy Land" 1937
d. (1962)
              r. WWACB

Wood, David
wr cb-Blackhawk, Adam Strange
wr cs "Sky Masters" 1958-60
              r. WWACB  

Wood, Dick
wr cb- Blackhawk, Dr.Solar
wr cs "Sky Masters" 1958-60
              r. WWACB

Wood, Harry
staff - Kansas City Star
cs "The Intellectual Pup" (K.C. Star)
d. May 1943
               r. obit. E&P May 29, 1943

Wood, Wallace (Wally)
b. June 17, 1927 Menagha, Minn.
WW2 - Merchant Marine, Paratrooper
NY Cartoonists & Illustrators School
asst cs "The Spirit" 1950 briefly
E.C. Comics - Wierd Science, Wierd Fantasy, etc. (1950)
Avon - Space Detective, Dr. Fu-Manchu (1951)
Mad magazine, Galaxy S.F., Trump
art cs "Sky Masters," 1958-59
asst. cs "Flash Gordon" briefly 1957
asst. cs "Terry and the Pirates" briefly 1962
cb art-Daredevil, Total War, Boris Karloff Tales (1965)
               r. NCSA
                  WWACB

Woods, Al
st. Pratt Inst., Columbia Univ.
art - magazine covers
cs "Tode Tuttle," 1946
               r. E&P July 20, 1946

Woolfolk, William (Bill)
b. 1917
st. NYU
wr novels,tv scripts
wr cb Captain Marvel, Superman
wr cs "The Spirit" 1940's
                r. WWACB

Wright, Bill
b. Oct. 4, 1917
st. Frank Wiggins Trade Center, LA Art Center
asst cs dept. - Disney Studios (1936-1945)
art cs "Mickey Mouse," 1942-1945 (Sun.)
adv. art - Roger Case Associates
freelance art - Telecomics, Dell cb's (1945-1953)
art cs "Woody Woodpecker"  
asst cs "Room & Board," ink 1953-1958
Disney animation - "Sleeping Beauty" (1 1/2 yrs.)
Cambria animation - "Clutch Cargo"
art cs "Buz Sawyer" (Sun. - 5 months)
art cs "Uncle Remus," 1961-1962 (wr. G. Stallings)
freelance cb art, adv. art (1963)
cs "Lippy the Yippy," 1970
d. 1984
               r. WWACB

Wright, Dick
edit. cart. - San Diego Union
cartoonist - Scoreboard Anim. Systems
art cs "Party Politics," 1972
               r. E&P Oct. 7, 1972

Wright, Karran
b. c. 1938
cb art
asst cs "Donald Duck" ink 1965
              r. WWACB

Wright, Larry
b. (1940)
US Army, c. 1959-1961
copy editor - Detroit Free Press, 1965-1975
cs "Wright Angles"
               r. CP #37

Wunder, George
b. April 24, 1912 NYC
Associated Press, 1936-1946
WW2 - with A.U.S.
cs "Terry & The Pirates," 1946-1973
feature "Our Guest Star" 1955
d. 1989

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