King, Frank O

Born: Apr 09, 1883 AD
Died: 1969 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Cartoonists

1883 - Born on April 9th in Cashton, Wisconsin. An American comic-strip artist who created “Gasoline Alley,” a long-popular comic strip notable for its sympathetic picture of small-town life.

1901-1905 - After working as a cartoonist for the Minneapolis Times, King moved to Chicago, where he attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and was employed as a cartoonist, first on the Chicago Examiner and then on the Chicago Tribune.

1919-1921 - At the Tribune he created “Gasoline Alley,” so named because it dealt with a group of automobile enthusiasts who met in an alley. The strip appeared first and it was given a family character by having a newborn infant left on the doorstep of the principal character, Walt Wallet.

1969 - Died on June 24th in Winter Park, Florida.

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