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Dan Danglo – RIP

Animation and gag cartoonist Dan Danglo has passed away.


Daniel R. (Dan) Danglo
March 1, 1925 – June 6, 2020
(There is also a Dan A. Danglo,
and a March 26, 1925 birthdate.
I hope to get that cleared up.)

animation, comic books, gag cartoonist

An autobiography from Dan’s website:

Dan Danglo was born in Brooklyn with a burning desire to work for Walt Disney and 18 years later found himself working at Terry Toons.
During World War II, Dan served with the 4th Air Force in San Francisco as cartoonist for the headquarters newspaper.
After the war, Dan did comic book penciling, magazine gag cartoons and worked in the Story Department at Famous Studio doing Popeye and Casper the Friendly Ghost storyboards. He also did storyboards and layouts for the feature-length cartoon “Tubby the Tuba” at NY Tech.
In 1956, Dan became Art Director in the Visual Presentation Department at Young and Rubicam Advertising Agency. In 1970, Dan became Vice-President of Visual Presentation and Creative Director of Rollerman Enterprises creating corporate cartoon spokesmen and marketing properties.
Dan has also done storyboards for Warner Bros. and Hanna Barbera (such as Tazmanian Devil and Scooby Doo and Scrappy Too), as well as many projects involving Felix the Cat.
Dan has also taught Animation Storyboarding at Hofstra University and Animation Layout and design at the School of Visual Arts.

Dan, during his long career, contributed gag cartoons to various magazines.

 

More of Dan’s (computer focused) gag cartoons at LiMac.

Being a member of The Berndt Toast Gang, Dan shows up on Mike Lynch’s blog.

A brief profile from The Berndt Toast Gang Facebook page:

Dan was probably best known for his work on “Felix the Cat.” Dan worked in animation (Popeye, Scooby Doo & Scrappy, too and the Tasmanian Devil), advertising, comics and gag cartooning. As well as teaching classes at Hofstra University and SVA. He was also involved in the production of the animated feature “Tubby the Tuba” which indirectly started the 3D animated movie industry when two principles later formed Pixar.

The Billy Ireland has samples of a proposed comic strip.

Below is Dan’s latest National Cartoonists Society mini-bio card.

Community Comments

#1 Mike Lynch
June/13/2020
@ 5:37 am

I would see Dan and his wife Rhoda pretty much every month at the Berndt Toast lunches in the early 2000s. Dan really did have a wonderful life. He got to do storyboarding, comics, comic strips, advertising, animation, gag cartoons. And all of the characters he worked on: Popeye, Felix the Cat, the Tasmanian Devil, Scooby Doo, the Mario Brothers; and working for Terrytoons, Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbera. Wow!

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