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Born: 1919-12-12
Profession: Cartoonist
Nation: American
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After about twenty issues of Josie, they decided to pay me.

Tags: After, Issues, Pay

I started working with Timely in 1946. Stan Lee hired me.

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That's the problem today: Who is the creator?

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The first book that they gave me was Jeannie, a young teenager. I went on with her maybe ten books.

Tags: Book, Her, Young

What made me want to go into doing comics was I was working as a laborer with my father, a gardener.

Tags: Comics, Father, Working

When I found this opportunity to answer the ad, I got the job and I've been there ever since.

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Because they feel that without them telling you to do this, you wouldn't have had the characters that you have, you wouldn't have the book that you have.

Tags: Book, Characters, Telling

I brought samples in, because I didn't have any comic book samples, and I brought all these illustrations that I had influenced by Norman Rockwell and a couple of the other big boys. That's all I had, that's all I brought.

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I designed all the characters, anyway, and Frank Doyle was doing all the writing. I didn't have any more input on what direction they were going to go with Josie.

Tags: Characters, Direction, Writing

Once publishers got interested in it, it was a year in developing, and it was launched, I think, in 1960. But Willie Lumpkin didn't last long - it only last a little better than a year, maybe a year and a half.

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Then he took me off Jeannie and he gave me Millie the Model. That was a big break for me. It wasn't doing to well and somehow when I got on it became quite successful.

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Then is when I decided to take it to Archie to see if they could do it as a comic book. I showed it to Richard Goldwater, and he showed it to his father, and a day or two later I got the OK to do it as a comic book.

Tags: Book, Father, Later

There were eleven publishers in New York City, and when it was all over, I think it went down to four or five, and then finally just the three of them, the Big Three.

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