Meet Jackie Ormes....First Black Woman Cartoonist

 


Ormes was born August 1, 1911 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to parents William Winfield Jackson and Mary Brown Jackson. Mary was a housewife who became a single parent when her spouse passed away from motor car mishap in 1917. Jackie and her sibling, Delores Jackson, were briefly raised by their auntie and uncle as an outcome. Eventually, Jackie'' s mom remarried and the household moved to the nearby city of Monongahela. Ormes drew and wrote throughout high school. She was arts editor for the 1929–-- 1930 Monongahela High School Yearbook where her earliest efforts as a cartoonist can be seen in the lively caricatures of her school' s students and teachers. After high school, Ormes acquired her first task as a proofreader for the Pittsburgh Carrier in 1930. Ormes likewise finished freelance pieces on police beats, court cases, and human interest topics. Eventually she began to produce comics for the newspaper and established her career as a cartoonist. While she delighted in "" a terrific profession running around town, looking into everything the law would permit, and blogging about it," "what she truly desired to do was draw. Her first cartoon, Torchy Brown in Dixie to Harlem ran for 12 months in between 1937 and 1938. Ormes moved to Chicago in 1942. She quickly began writing periodic articles and, briefly, a social column for The Chicago Protector, among the nation'' s leading black newspapers, a weekly at that time. For a couple of months at the end of the war, her single panel cartoon, Candy, about an attractive and wisecracking housemaid, appeared in the Defender; the panel ranged from March 24 to July 21, 1945. In 1946, Ormes created the cartoon Patty Jo 'n' Ginger which ran for 11 years. This was among her most prominent comic strips.


The popularity of the cartoon caused the production of  Patty Jo doll in 1947, the first African American doll based upon a comic character. With functions painted on by the cartoonist herself, the doll is now an extremely treasured item for collectors.

Zelda Jackie Ormes died in Salem, Ohio on December 26, 1985 at the age of 74. For more in depth info on Jackie, go to the side bar of this websites and tap on her picture.

Popeye The Sailor Was A Real Person ?




 Elzie Segar, the creator of the comic, happen to know a guy in Illinois named Frank “Rocky" Fiegel who inspired the character Popeye. Frank  Fiegel was born January 27, 1868 in Poland. He was a retired sailor contracted by Wiebusch pub in the city of Chester, Illinois, to tidy and maintain order in the pub. He had a track record to be constantly associated with bouncing not wanted patrons out of the bar. So believe it or not he actually had a deformed left eye and he had some pretty good fighting skills. The man became a local legend. He constantly smoked his pipe all the time, so he spoke only with one side of his mouth, like the character Popeye we knew as kids; and he was toothless, Fiegel did not use spinach to get stronger but was more of a drinker, and instead of a sailor he was in fact a bartender. TOO !  TOO! Oh....by the way- they also raised a statue of Frank in his hometown..... 

Elzie Segar the creator was born December 8th 1894 Chester IL and died October 13 1938 Santa Monica CA. As a young guy Segar worked as a house painter, sign painter, and motion-picture projectionist. After having many of his cartoons declined, he took a correspondence course in cartooning.He strove on a correspondence course in cartooning from W.L. Evans, of Cleveland, Ohio, in which he had invested $20. He said that after work he "" lit up the oil lights about midnight and dealt with the course up until 3 a.m."" Segar transferred to Chicago where he met Richard Felton Outcault.Outcault encouraged him and presented him at the Chicago Herald. On March 12, 1916, the Herald published Segar'' s initially comic, Charlie Chaplin'' sFunny Capers, which ran for a little over a year. In 1918, he proceeded to Hearst'' s Chicago Evening American where he created Looping the Loop. Segar wed Myrtle Johnson the very same year; they had two kids. He took his household and moved to New York and started working for King Features Syndicate.He began by drawing Thimble Theatre for the New York Journal. The strip made its launching on December 19, 1919, and featured the characters Olive Oyl, Castor Oyl, and Ham and Gravy, who were the comic'' s leads for about a decade. In January of 1929, when Castor Oyl needed a mariner to navigate his ship to Dice Island, Castor chose up an old salt down by the docks called Popeye. The Popeye character "" took the program"" and ended up being the irreversible highlighted character.The rest is history!

 


"Felix The Cat" Debut With Us In 1919


  "Felix the Cat" is a Smooth and cool-animal cartoon character developed in 1919 by Pat Sullivan and Otto 
Messmer throughout the silent film period. A human like black feline with white eyes, a black body, and also a large smile, he is one of the most acknowledged cartoon characters in film history. Felix The Cat was a silent film which tried to move to sound in the late 20's but was not to successful and even in the 30's was short lived. Felix Came back to life in 1953 on TV in the United States and had good success. 
Otto J Messmer was born August 16 1892 Union City New Jersey and Died October 28 1983. He was an American animator, best known for his work on the Felix the Feline cartoons and comic strip produced by the Pat Sullivan studio. The extent of Messmer'' s role in the development and appeal of Felix is a matter of ongoing dispute, especially as he only laid his claim to the character after the death of Sullivan, who till that time had received the credit. Nevertheless, most popular comics and animation historians support Messmer'' s declare, as do the veterans of the Sullivan studio. Pat Sullivan on the other hand was born Feburary 22nd 1885 and passed away Febuary 15th 1933. Sullivan'' s involvement in the project is contested, although handwriting in the animation has actually been identified as his. " Felix The Cat"" was the very first cartoon character created and developed for the screen, in addition to the very first to become a licensed, mass merchandised character. Sullivan took the credit for Felix, and though Messmer directed and was the lead animator on all of the episodes he appeared in, Sullivan'' s name was the only onscreen credit that appeared in them. Messmer likewise oversaw the direction of the Felix paper strip, doing most of the pencils and inks on the strip until 1954. Wow!!! unbelieveable.


"Lil Abner" Created By Al Capp

"Lil Abner" Had A Long History ....About 43 years Of Success From Newspaper To Television. Created In 1934 By Cartoonist Al Capp. The Character Lil Abner Was A Handsome Built Hillbilly Who Was Always Being Chase By A Beautiful Blond... Daisy Mae Scraggs. She Finally Caught Him And They Married In 1953 And Had A Child Named "Honest Ab". Cartoon Production Started About 1944.

Alfred Gerald Caplin was born in 1909 in New Sanctuary, Connecticut as a kid of Latvian-Jewish ancestry. His dad, Otto Philip Caplin, was a entrepreneur who drew animations in his extra time. At the age of 9, he was hit by a trolley car and fell into a coma. Physicians amputated his left leg while he was unconscious. This terrible event, together with his household'' s poverty, had a strong effect on his life. He never ever got a high school diploma and regardless of studying art at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and the Designers Art School in Boston, he was thrown bad luck each time because he was not able to pay his tuition. In 1933 he worked as a ghost artist on Ham Fisher's  "Joe Palooka ". However, a year later he quit to begin his own series. '' Lil Abner on 13 August 1934. This soured their working relationship. For many years Fisher claimed that Capp 

plagiarized his concepts and even produced supposed adult images hidden in pages of  Lil Abner to tar and plume his name. When the National Cartoonists Society examined the accusation, Fisher's scam was quickly exposed and resulted in him being banned from the same organization he was the founder of. Their hatred was so mutual that even when Fisher devoted suicide in 1955, Capp felt this was his greatest achievement and a personal victory.

                                                                                                               

                                                                 

A Little History About Cartoon "Krazy Kat" and George Herriman Cartoonist Creator

 First Man Of Color Cartoonist ?

  Herriman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to mixed race Creole decent, and matured in Los Angeles California. After he completed from high school in 1897, he ran in the paper market as an illustrator and engraver. He continued to cartooning and comic strips—---- a medium then in its infancy—---- and drew a series of strips up until he provided his most popular character, Krazy Kat, in his strip in 1910. A Krazy Kat daily strip started in 1913, and from 1916 the strip also appeared on Sundays. It was kept in mind for its poetic, dialect-heavy conversation; its wonderful, moving backgrounds; and its strong, speculative page designs.

In the strip's main theme and dynamic, Ignatz Mouse showered Krazy with bricks, which the naïve,  Kat took a look at as signs of love. As the strip advanced, a love triangle established in between Krazy, Ignatz, and Offisa Pupp. Pupp made it his goal to prevent Ignatz from tossing bricks at Krazy, or to prison him for having done so, however his efforts were perpetually impeded considering that Krazy wanted to be struck by Ignatz's bricks. Herriman lived a lot of his life in Los Angeles, however made routine journeys to the Navajo deserts. He was drawn to the landscapes of and the region, and made Coconino County the location of his Krazy Kat strips. His artwork made much use of Native American Indians and Mexican styles and styles versus moving desert backgrounds. He was a respected cartoonist who produced a big number of strips......

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The Picture Above Is Around 1922 And His Heritage Not Coming Out Until Around 1970 And He Died In 1944...More About Him Here

The Howlin Wolf

 There were about 3 or 4" Howlin Wolf " cartoons made in the 1940's ....They crack me up with the eyes popping out of  his head !! The girl dancing is suppose to be little red riding hood all grown up LoL😁

Frederick Bean "TexAvery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980) was an American animator and director, known for producing and directing animated cartoons during the golden time of age of animation. Sometimes Avery was accused Of breaking boundaries with sexual overtones at time.  "Creator Of The Howling Wolf".

Avery matured in Dallas and went to North Dallas High School, where he drew cartoons for the school paper and yearbook. He finished from high school in 1926 and then studied at the Chicago Art Institute.Thinking his ambition to be a newspaper cartoonist would be simpler to recognize in California, Avery relocated to Los Angeles by 1929. Avery first job was with Walter Lantz, best-known as the creator of Woody Woodpecker, at Universal Studios. While employed at Universal, where he was given the nickname " Tex " Avery worked on the popular Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series.

Although he was only forty-five years of ages, Avery finest years lagged him. After Universal, he worked for Waterfall Studios, a Hollywood attire that produced television commercials for blue chip advertising companies that represented a variety of familiar trademark name. One of Avery better-known productions was, for Dallas-based Frito-lay, the Frito Bandito, which was greatly slammed for its stereotyped representation of Mexican Americans and eventually pulled from marketing. Avery likewise created the animated cockroaches for Raid insect repellent commercials. After Waterfall folded in 1978, Avery completed out his profession at Hanna-Barbera as an author and gag guy.




Mickey Mouse Starring In..."The Classic Haunted House"

It's hard To Get Pass Vintage Cartoons Without Having Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse Is Probably The Most Notable Cartoon Character Ever Through Out Every Generation Hands Down ! Here Is The 1929 Classic : "The Haunted House".    Ub Iwerks was an American animator that work for Disney and creator of this cartoon. He won numerous rewards and multiple Academy Awards for his work. Born March 24 1901. Here is a bit interesting history you may like to know ... Ubbe Eert Iwerks was born to Dutch-American mom and dad in Kansas City, Missouri , he knew fellow staff member Walt Disney at the Pesmen-Rubin Commercial Art Studio. Both were 19 years of ages when, after being laid off, they chose to open their own company. Called Iwerks-Disney Studio Commercial Artists. Disney-Iwerk they decided, sounded excessive like a spectacles manufacturer, the enterprise lasted just a month so both accepted tasks at the Kansas City Slide Business.

In 1922, when Walt formed Laugh-O-gram Films, Ub joined him as chief animator. The studio declared bankruptcy, however, and, two years later, Ub followed Walt to Hollywood.

 Throughout the 1960s, Ub contributed his genius to the advancement of Disney style park tourist attractions, including it's a little world, Fantastic Minutes with Mr. Lincoln, and The Hall of Presidents. Towards completion of his life, he committed his time to the creation of innovations for the upcoming Walt Disney World task.

Ub Iwerks passed away on July 7, 1971, in Los Angeles.