Harold Emery – RIP


Gag writer Harold Emery has passed away.

Harold Rodney Emery
May 31, 1920 – March 20, 2019

From the obituary:

For the better part of his life, Harold was a contributing writer for a number of comic strips including, Dennis the Menace, Archie, Mrs. Fitz, Senator Caucus, Priscilla’s Pop, Laugh-in, The Lockhorns, Bumper Snickers, Ziggy, Agatha Crumm, and Mother Goose & Grimm.

He continued contributing gags for Dennis the Menace until approximately one month prior to his death.


He also submitted quips and gags as one-liners or for cartoonists, which were printed in numerous publications including Variety, Collier’s, The Saturday Evening Post, The New Yorker and Reader’s Digest.



Harold was also proud to have some of his jokes used by comedians Henny Youngman, Phyllis Diller and Norm Crosby.