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  • David Berg
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    David Berg For more than 40 years, the American comic-book artist and writer David Berg, who has died of cancer aged 81, worked on Mad magazine, satirizing the foibles of suburban America. He also produced numerous paperbacks. Berg began contributing to Mad in 1956. One evening, he screened some comedy home movies, starring his family and neighbours, for Mad editor Al Feldstein, who suggested he adapt the idea into what became the magazine's Lighter Side feature. The cartoon explored a different...
  • Donald Duck And The Comic Book This
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    Who is Donald Duck? Full Name: Donald Fauntleroy Duck Birthdate: Egg hatched June 9, 1934 (Egg laid Friday, March 13, 1934) Besides in my opinion, being the greatest cartoon character ever, Donald is the one in the little blue suit that is more often in a rage than not. His personality shows through actions. He gives new meaning to the phrase: 'Actions speak louder than words. ' His lines are few and almost indecipherable, forcing his actions to speak the volume of his parts. His personality mak...
  • Seigel's New Superman
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    The Birth of an American Super Hero Heroes have been an important part of American history. They gave adults and especially young children something to strive for and believe in. Some heroes are real and some are imaginary. Real heroes can be presidents, soldiers, or even a parent. The imaginary hero's can be from books, comic books, or movies. One of the most popular hero's of our time is an imaginary hero created for the pages of comic books. The creation of this hero we all know as Superman t...
  • Biggest Sources For Today's Comics And Cartoons
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    Comics: In the Beginning The modern comic, as we know it, began in Joseph Pulitzer's New York World on February 17, 1895. The comic, drawn by Richard F. Outcault, was based on the life of Mickey Dugan, an Irish immigrant child in the city. Although the strip had no name, people have dubbed it the 'Yellow Kid' because the nightshirt worn by Mickey Dugan was the projection for an experiment in yellow ink by the newspaper. Eventually the comic came to be known as 'Hogan's Alley. ' Soon comics were ...
  • Comic Titles
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    Gil Kane Eli Katz was born in Latvia on April 6, 1926. His family emigrated to New York in 1929, while he was still 3 years old. An avid reader of comics and pulps, gil broke into the comic field in 1941 as an assistant in the Jack Binder shop erasing pencils and eventually became an inker and penciled while still there Also during this time he began drawing comics for MLJ, the publishers of Archie. He drew the Scarlet Avenger for almost two years at MLJ and at the same time free-lanced at Stree...
  • First Modern Comic Strip
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    The comic strip developed in America towards the end of the nineteenth century, originally created as a tool to draw customers to the Sunday edition of the local newspaper and becoming an icon of American culture. Though many contributed to it's format and existence, there are five people directly connected to it's birth. These five men, Richard Outcault, William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Pulitzer, James Swinnerton and Rudolph Dirks are responsible for popularizing what is now a major part of Amer...

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