Rummaging through some old boxes, I ran across this:
This is a copy of a drawing which was done by the-then- fledgling cartoon kid cartoonist( Jim was 17 at the time ), I had just turned 18, this was in Los Angeles in 1954 !
I was attending Billy Hon's Cartoon School at the time and I had just met this guy about my age, but who was much better than me at the time . . . He was trying to answer
Dennis the Menace with Petey the Pest . . . unfortunately, it was never syndicated and over the years I lost track of Jim . . . he really had a lot of talent. wonder where he is now ?
I DO remember he lived in a suburb, or exurb of L.A. called La Habra, California, which was also the home and studio of the famous Lew Card, who was editing and publishing a nifty cartoonist trade journal called " Lew Card's Cartoon Market Letter. I remember visiting his home with about 5-6 kids running around . . . he made a swell spaghetti dinner - - - A gentleman, real character and swell guy.
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" There is one thing which gives radiance to everything.
It is the idea of something around the corner. "
- G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936
ENGLISH WRITER, POET AND CRITIC