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Jackie Ormes (1911 – 1985)

Jackie Ormes was born Zelda Mavin Jackson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to parents William Winfield Jackson and Mary Brown Jackson. Her father was killed in an automobile accident in 1917. Jackie’s mother remarried and the family relocated to the nearby suburb… Continue Reading →

Rudolph Dirks (1897 – 1913)

Rudolph Dirks was born in Heide, Germany and died in 1968 in New York. At the age of 7 Dirks moved with his family to Chicago, and at 17 he went to New York City, where he worked as staff artist… 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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