Senior Strippers – 2023 Edition

Belated birthday wishes to cartoonist Alan McClure. Also belated is the addition of Mr. McClure to our Senior Strippers list on the occasion of his turning 100, rather than at 90 as is customary.

Cartoonist Alan McClure continues to create art decades after finding humour in news stories for Sydney Morning Herald readers.

Shuana Foley for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation celebrates the cartoonist’s centennial.

While in London McClure began a career in cartooning for a children’s book illustrator in 1949.

McClure continues to make art in his now home of Wagga Wagga in southern New South Wales.

His most recent illustrations were for a book called Barking Mad — An Abled Dog’s Musings About Disabled Humans.

Alan McClure now tops the 2023 list of Senior Strippers below, cartoonists who for 90+ years continue to survive “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.”

Other cartoonists added to the list since last year, either through birthdays or discovery, are Phil Bissell, Stephen Fabian, Jerry Fearing, Thomas Sawyer, Lucien De Gieter, Bunny Hoest, Quentin Blake, and Sid Harris.

Australian cartoonist ALAN MCCLURE August 23, 1923

French cartoonist CHRISTIAN GATY February 9, 1925

Belgian cartoonist DINO ATTANASIO May 8, 1925

sports cartoonist (CHARLES) PHIL BISSELL February 1, 1926

comic book artist FRANK GIUSTO September 6, 1926

comic book and comic strip artist RAMONA FRADON October 2, 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

gag cartoonist/book illustrator DON MADDEN October 14, 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

cartoonist JULES FEIFFER January 26, 1929

cartoonist ARNOLD ROTH February 25, 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

French Disney artist PIERRE NICHOLAS July 22, 1929

comic book artist DON PERLIN August 27, 1929

editorial cartoonist CHARLIE DANIEL December 14, 1929

illustrator STEPHEN FABIAN January 30, 1930

cartoonist BERNIE HURLBUT February 18 (12?), 1930

magazine cartoonist TED TROGDEN April 14, 1930

editorial cartoonist YARDLEY JONES May 2, 1930

comic book writer and artist AL WIESNER July 2, 1930

cartoonist JERRY FEARING July 16, 1930

comic book publisher JIM WARREN July 29, 1930

cartoonist/illustrator THOMAS B. SAWYER September 17, 1930

cartoonist R. O. BLECHMAN October 7, 1930

cartoonist PAUL FRANK GRAY October 10, 1930

cartoonist and illustrator EDWARD FRASCINO November 11, 1930

animator PHIL ROMAN December 21, 1930

comic creator and writer BILL OWENS February 1, 1931

magazine cartoonist MORT GERBERG March 11, 1931

cartoonist RENZO ORRU March 24, 1931

magazine comic artist/illustrator JIM SILKE May 19, 1931

cartoonist SEYMOUR CHWAST August 18, 1931

gag, editorial, and comic cartoonist WALT LARDNER September 1931

comic book and strip writer/artist LARRY LIEBER October 26, 1931

French cartoonist PIERRE LE GOFF February 21, 1932

Spanish comic artist JOSEP MARTI February 28, 1932

French Cartoonist CHRISTIAN GODARD March 24, 1932

comic artist ANGELO TORRES April 14, 1932

Belgian comic artist LUCIEN DE GIETER September 4, 1932

comic creator and writer BUNNY HOEST November 22, 1932

English cartoonist/illustrator QUENTIN BLAKE December 16, 1932

cartoonist SID HARRIS May 8, 1933

Too many are now missing from last year’s list: Al Jaffee, Lily Renee Richards, Jim Ivey, Sandy Kossin, George Booth, Judy Dixon, Joe Giella, Don Orehek, Paul Coker, Vic Carrabotta, Frank Hill, Sid Jacobson, and John Romita. And Gerald Potterton (see comments).

Corrections and additions are welcomed and encouraged

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2 thoughts on “Senior Strippers – 2023 Edition

    1. Thanks Charles. I thought I had edited Jim Ivey out from the active list, but didn’t.
      I took personal note of Gerald Potterton’s passing as co-director (when you make a film with Buster Keaton you have to share director credits for his scenes) of The Railrodder, didn’t realize at that time (read: forgot) he was on our list of senior strippers.

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