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George Herriman (1880 – 1944)

George Joseph Herriman came from a line of French-speaking Louisiana Creole mulattoes who were reportedly active in the early abolitionist movement. When he was 20, Herriman sneaked aboard a freight train bound for New York City, hoping his chances as… Continue Reading →

Winsor McCay (1866 – 1934)

SCOTTISH FARMERS McCay’s paternal grandparents were Scottish immigrants and settled as farmers in East Zorra in Upper Canada. McCay grew up in Spring Lake, Michigan. McCay started his professional career making posters and in 1898 he began illustrating for newspapers and… Continue Reading →

Richard F. Outcault (1863 – 1928)

TECHNICAL DRAWINGS Born in Lancaster, Ohio out of parents with a German immigration background, he developed his skills in technical drawings and advertisement. THOMAS ALVA EDISON In 1888 he made advertisements and illustrations for Edison who just had patented his… Continue Reading →

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