Senior Strippers (2021 Edition)


Happy Birthday to Lily Renée (Lily Renée Willheim Peters Phillips) born 100 years ago today.
Lily joins a few other centenarians on our Senior Strippers list.

This seems a good time to update our Senior Strippers roster, 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.


cartoonist ERNIE POIGNANT February 4, 1919

artist and cartoonist WAYNE THIEBAUD Novermber 15, 1920

comic book and comic strip cartoonist AL JAFFEE March 13, 1921

comic book artist LILY RENEE PHILIPS  May 12, 1921

gag and comic strip cartoonist ROGER BRADFIELD September 24, 1924

editorial cartoonist JIM IVEY April 15, 1925


cartoonist and illustrator SANDY KOSSIN June 4, 1926

gag cartoonist GEORGE BOOTH June 28, 1926

comic book and comic strip artist MEL KEEFER July 2, 1926

cartoonist EMIL V. ABRAHAMIAN September 1, 1926

comic book artist FRANK GIUSTO September 6, 1926

comic book and comic strip artist RAMONA FRADON October 2, 1926

comic book, comic strip, gag cartoonist ORLANDO BUSINO October 10, 1926


illustrator HILARY KNIGHT November 1, 1926

cartoonist PIERRE “PEB” BELLOCQ November 25, 1926

comic book and comic strip cartoonist HY EISMAN March 27, 1927

comic book and comic strip artist YAROSLAV HORAK June 12, 1927

illustrator and comic book artist MORT KUNSTLER August 28, 1927

comic book and comic strip cartoonist JACK KATZ September 27, 1927


magazine cartoonist WAYNE HORNE September 27, 1927 

comic book and comic strip artist SY BARRY March 12, 1928

comic book artist MARTY ELKIN March 12, 1928

comic strip artist SYDNEY JORDAN May 28, 1928 (1931?)

comic book cartoonist BOB BOLLING June 9, 1928

comic book and comic strip artist JOE GIELLA June 27, 1928

comic book and gag cartoonist DON OREHEK August 9, 1928



cartoonist JULES FEIFFER January 26, 1929

cartoonist ARNOLD ROTH February 25, 1929

cartoonist PAUL COKER March 5, 1929

caricaturist and illustrator EDWARD SOREL March 26, 1929

editorial cartoonist ART VAN RHYN April, 1929

cartoonist and puzzle maker DICK ROGERS June 19, 1929

comic book artist VIC CARRABOTTA June 24, 1929



French Disney artist PIERRE NICHOLAS July 22, 1929

comic book artist DON PERLIN August 27, 1929

comic strip and gag cartoonist FRANK HILL September 10, 1929

comic book writer and editor SID JACOBSON October 20, 1929

editorial cartoonist CHARLIE DANIEL December 14, 1929

comic book artist JOHN ROMITA January 24, 1930  



magazine cartoonist TED TROGDEN April 14, 1930

editorial cartoonist YARDLEY JONES May 2, 1930

comic book write and artist AL WIESNER July 2, 1930

comic book publisher JIM WARREN July 29, 1930

cartoonist R. O. BLECHMAN October 7, 1930

cartoonist PAUL FRANK GRAY October 10, 1930


cartoonist and illustrator EDWARD FRASCINO November 11, 1930

comic creator and writer BILL OWENS February 1, 1931

animator GERALD POTTERTON March 8, 1931

cartoonist MORT GERBERG March 11, 1931

cartoonist RENZO ORRU March 24, 1931


Coming up later this year is comic book and comic strip cartoonist Larry Lieber.

Since last year’s roll call we have lost
Bob Fujitani, Frank Jacobs, Ken Mahood, Henry Martin, Joe Sinnott, and Frank Thorne.

Corrections and additions are welcomed and encouraged.