LIVES AND TIMES OF CARTOONISTS OF NOTE FROM THE GREAT LAKES REGION
Ed celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Popeye the Sailor with a look at his Illinois-born creator.
A panel from a "Thimble Theater" strip of February 27, 1929, just a little over a month after Popeye entered the strip. He walks behind the three "stars" of the strip, Olive Oyl, her boyfriend Ham Gravy and brother castor Oyl. Olive Oyl's gender would save her in the strip, but the other two weren't as lucky as Popeye's popularity skyrocketed.
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A look at The Cleveland Plain Dealer's versitile staff illustrator of the 1960's and 70's.
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SPECIAL FEATURE: Walt Disney: HOW HE DID IT Ed explores the seminal years of the entertainment industry giant.
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Ed Black has researched and writen about cartoonists, from the famous to the unsung, for every incarnation of the Great Lakes Chapter newsletter. And when we found out he could do math, we made him the chapter treasurer, too.
He currently does a local strip called "Hillman 'n' Shehy," as well as a gag panel geared to the law profession, "Lex Laffs."
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