Mary Von Egidy – RIP

Artist Mary Von Egidy has passed away.

Mary Frances (Mae) Von Egidy (née: Boyd)
March 9, 1921 – April 22, 2020


From the obituary:

She was a talented artist and worked for Alex Raymond in her younger years painting backgrounds for the Rip Kirby and Flash Gordon comic strips.

Couldn’t find anything else about her working with Raymond, but she certainly was around at the right time (in her twenties) and place (Connecticut) to assist Alex Raymond on the backgrounds of the Flash Gordon and Rip Kirby comic strips of the 1940s.

above: from the first week of Rip Kirby in 1946 via The Comics Journal (no assurance of Mae work)