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Buell, Marjorie Henderson

Born: 1904 AD
Died: 1993 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Cartoonists

1904 – Born on December 11th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American cartoonist.

         – Marjorie Henderson Buell, the creator of Little Lulu, the mischievous cartoon character with corkscrew curls who regularly outwitted the neighborhood boys.

1921 – Her first cartoon was published, when she was 16, in The Philadelphia Ledger.

1934 – The Saturday Evening Post asked her to draw a weekly cartoon for the magazine’s back page. George Horace Lorimer, the editor, wanted a young female character to take the place of another cartoon that was moving from The Post to King Features Syndicate.

1935 – The first "Little Lulu" drawing appeared in December.

1944 – Mrs. Buell took Lulu and her friends Tubby, Alvin, Annie and Wilbur from The Post and made the cartoon a daily syndicated comic strip.

1947 – She resigned from drawing Little Lulu for the Post.

1960 – Lulu also served as the advertising mascot for Kleenex tissues.

1971 – Mrs. Buell sold her copyrights to Western Publishing Company when she retired.

1993 – Died of lymphoma in Elyria, Ohio on May 30th.