1930 – George Woodbridge, born this year. He an American illustrator known for his exhaustive research and historical accuracy, is sometimes referred to as "America’s Dean of Uniform Illustration." 1851 – 1872 – He illustrated many military history books, including the Time/Life Civil War history, George Neumann’s Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution and ..
1953 – Born on March 21st in England. 1973 – He spent two seasons as a Ringling Brothers clown before joining the country’s largest tent show, Circus Vargus, for an additional year. 1975 – He was hired as a puppeteer for a local troupe run by Donna Harris. 1980 – Left to form Clarion Shadow ..
1958 – William B. Watterson II, born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA on the 5th of July. He is an American cartoonist, and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. 1980 – He graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier with a degree in political science. – The Cincinnati Post offered him a ..
1869 – Edmund J. Sullivan was born and learned how to draw from his father, who was an artist. British book illustrator. 1888 – At age 19, Sullivan began his career at The Daily Graphic where he drew mainly portraits and the type of images we see as photographs in our current newspapers. 1893 – ..
1868 – Max Slevogt, born on the 8th of October in Landshut, Germany. He was a German painter of the Impressionism who specialized on landscapes. 1884 – 1890 – He studied at the Munich Art Academy. 1889 – 1890 – A stay in Italy helped him to free himself from the Munich Academy even though ..
1914 – Born on October 17th in Cleveland, Ohio. The co-creator of Superman and comic book writer who, with his artist partner, Joe Shuster. 1933 – Together with schoolmate Joe Shuster, Siegel published several science-fiction magazines and they came up with their own science-fiction hero – Superman. 1938 – With his artist partner, Joe Shuster, ..
1876 – Everette Shinn, born on the 6th of November in Woodstown, New Jersey, USA. He was an American painter and illustrator and member of the Ashcan School. 1888 – 1890 – Studied industrial design at the Spring Garden School in Philadelphia. 1893 – 1897 – He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine ..
1860 – Born on July 4th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joseph Pennell, an illustrator, printmaker and writer, came from a Quaker family. 1884 – He married the writer, Elizabeth Robins. 1897 – JW backed Pennell when the latter brought a libel action against Walter Sickert who had criticized the method of his lithographic production. 1898 – ..
1857 – Born on the 2nd of January. 1871 – At 14, he dropped out of public school to work for the local paper, the (seemingly now defunct) Madison Gazette. 1873 – At 16, moved to New York City where he worked in a store and continued to draw. 1876 – His first cartoon was ..
1916 – Born on the 3rd of November in New York. American writer and artist, Harry Lampert illustrated the first issues of the Golden Age Flash. 1932 – Began cartooning at the age of 16. – Worked for Max Fleischer, inking and helping produce Betty Boop, Popeye, and Koko the Clown cartoons. ..