Happy Birthday Vic Carrabotta, born June 24, 1929!
Vic becomes the latest creator to join the Senior Strippers roster. 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.
comic book and comic strip cartoonist AL JAFFEE March 13, 1921
comic strip and comic book artist BOB FUJITANI October 15, 1921
gag cartoonist DANA FRADON April 14, 1922
gag cartoonist PETE WYMA 1922
comic book and comic strip artist FRANK BOLLE June 23, 1924
animator GENE DEITCH August 8, 1924
editorial cartoonist JIM IVEY April
25 15, 1925
gag cartoonist HENRY MARTIN July 15, 1925
comic book and comic strip artist MEL KEEFER July 2, 1926
cartoonist and illustrator TED MULLINGS April 7, 1926
comic book and comic strip artist RAMONA FRADON October 2, 1926
comic book, strip, and gag cartoonist ORLANDO BUSINO October 10, 1926
illustrator HILARY KNIGHT November 1, 1926
comic book and comic strip cartoonist HY EISMAN March 27, 1927
comic strip and comic book artist YAROSLAV HORAK June 12, 1927
comic book artist MORT KÜNSTLER August 28, 1927
comic book artist HY FLEISHMAN November 18, 1927
comic strip and comic book artist SY BARRY March 12, 1928
comic book cartoonist BOB BOLLING June 9, 1928
comic book and comic strip artist JOE GIELLA June 27, 1928
cartoonist JULES FEIFFER January 26, 1929
cartoonist ARNOLD ROTH February 25, 1929
illustrator and caricaturist EDWARD SOREL March 26, 1929
humorist FRANK JACOBS May 30, 1929
cartoonist and puzzle maker DICK ROGERS June 19, 1929
Coming up later this year:
comic book artist DON PERLIN August 27, 1929
comic book, comic strip, gag cartoonist FRANK HILL September 10, 1929
comic book writer and editor SID JACOBSON October 20, 1929
editorial cartoonist CHARLIE DANIEL December 14, 1929
Lost since last year’s list is
Ken Bald, Stan Lee, Tom K. Ryan, Steve Ditko, and Everett Raymond Kinstler.
Missing from last year’s list is Luis Dominguez and Phil Hirsch. I was informed that Luis Dominguez had Alzheimer’s about a dozen years ago and it is unlikely he continues on. I can find nothing, one way or the other, about Phil Hirsch but have dropped him from the list.
Hat tip: Bob Buethe, Doc Vassallo, Tom Spurgeon, Bart Bush, Ron Evry, Roger Clark, Lenona
Corrections and additions are welcomed and encouraged.