Happy Birthday Joe Giella, born June 27, 1928!
Joe becomes the latest creator to join the Senior Strippers list. A list of cartoonists who for 90+ years continue to survive “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.”
Below is, as best as I can determine, a list of cartoonists who continue to carry on past 90 years. Celebrating the addition of Joe Giella to the list and mourning the removal of Bill Lignante. Taking special joy that some (Joe Giella, Joe Sinnott, Al Jaffee, Hy Eisman, and others) continue an active career.
Comic book and comic strip artist Ken Bald – b. August 1, 1920
Editorial cartoonist Bil Canfield – b. October 8, 1920
Comic book and comic strip artist Al Jaffee – March 13, 1921
Sports cartoonist Murray Olderman – b. March 27, 1922
Magazine cartoonist (Arthur) Dana Fradon – b. April 14, 1922
Comic book writer/editor Stan Lee – b. December 28, 1922
*Comic book artist Luis Angel Dominguez – b. October 17, 1923 (?December 5?)
Comic book artist Allen Bellman – b. June 5, 1924
Comic book and comic strip artist Frank Bolle – b. June 23, 1924
Animator Gene Deitch – b. August 8, 1924
Comic strip cartoonist Roger Bradfield – b. September 22, 1924
Cartoonist and comics historian Jim Ivey – b. April 25, 1925
Magazine cartoonist Henry Martin – b. July 15, 1925
Comic book artist Lily Reneé (Philips) – b. ca. 1925
Comic strip cartoonist Tom K. Ryan – b. June 6, 1926
Magazine cartoonist George Booth – b. June 28, 1926
*Editor/compiler Phil Hirsch – b. August 18, 1926
Comic book and comic strip artist Ramona Fradon – b. October 2, 1926
Comic book, comic strip, magazine cartoonist Orlando Busino – b. October 10, 1926
Comic book and comic strip artist Joe Sinnott – b. October 16, 1926
Comic book and comic strip cartoonist Hy Eisman – b. March 27, 1927
Cartoonist Alberto Uderzo – b. April 25, 1927
Comic book artist Steve Ditko – November 2, 1927
Comic book and comic strip artist Sy Barry – b. March 12, 1928
**Comic strip artist Sydney Jordan – May 28, 1928? 1931?
Comic book and comic strip artist Joe Giella – b. June 27, 1928
and coming up later this year:
Cartoonist Don Orehek – b. August 9, 1928
*The status of Luis Dominguez and Phil Hirsch could not be confirmed.
** Sources differ on the birth year of Sydney Jordan.
Corrections and additions are welcomed and encouraged.
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Updated to correct Steve Ditko’s birth date.