Friday, August 06, 2010

Harvey Comics R.I.P.

With the recent death of Mitch Miller, I wanted to give tribute to the people who worked for Harvey or with Harvey that have passed away the past couple of years. I recently updated my Harvey Comics Who's Who and realized that I missed a couple of people.

Miller recorded versions of "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey Says" with The Sandpipers for Golden Records back in the 1950s. He was 99. Of course, he's much better known for his "Sing Along with Mitch" albums and TV show.

Here's some more:

Cartier, Edd (1914-2008) – Artist, Harvey horror titles. Also worked for Street & Smith. Active during the 1940s and 1950s.

Frazetta, Frank (1928-2010) – Artist, “Li’l Abner” at the time Harvey was publishing it. Went on to become pre-eminent fantasy illustrator. Illustrated many movie posters. Also worked for EC, DC, Better and Warren. Active since the 1940s.

Kamen, Jack (1920-2008) – Artist, Harvey romance titles. Also worked for EC, Fawcett, Fiction House and Marvel and painted the movie poster for “Creepshow”. Active since the 1940s.

Post, Howard (1926-2010) – Artist, Hot Stuff, Spooky, Wendy. Head of Famous Studios during the 1960s. Also worked for Marvel and DC. Drew “The Dropouts” comic strip. Created Anthro for DC. Active from the 1940s to 1990s.

Rosen, Joe (1920-2009) – Letterer, Harvey Comics. Also worked for Marvel and DC. Brothers Sam and Ted Rosen sometimes helped with his lettering projects. Active from the 1950s to 1990s.

Tuska, George (1916-2009) – Artist, Harvey superhero, romance and Harvey Thriller titles. Also worked for Marvel, DC, St. John, Quality, Tower, Lev Gleason, Fox, Fiction House, Fawcett, Active from the 1930s to 1980s.

Williamson, Al (1931-2010) – Artist, Harvey science-fiction and Harvey Thriller titles. Also worked for EC, Marvel, DC, Warren and Gold Key. Also had long tenures on “Tarzan”, “Flash Gordon” and “Star Wars” comic strips. Active since the 1950s.

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