A fascinating and inciteful overview in capsul form, David. I was only vaguely aware of Leonard Starr's work and now feel like seeking it out, thanks to you. The scans look like they are from originals
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Man, Leonard Starr was amazing. I always knew he was the mastermind behind the success of Thundercats in the 80s creating the characters and writing the most prominent episodes of season 1but I've never really looked into the rest of his career. After your last few posts about his Mary Perkins work, I'm totally blown away.
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Leonard Starr October 28, — June 30, was an American cartoonistcomic book artistand advertising artistbest known for creating the newspaper comic strip On Stage and reviving Little Orphan Annie. Throughout the s, Starr worked for a plethora of publishers of both comic books and pulpsincluding Better PublicationsConsolidated Book, Croyden Publications, E. He continued producing Mary Perkins, On Stage until
Previous Home Next. Every edition has a specially-commissioned introduction to provide context to the story. Every book contains a number of collected comics and a bonus reprint of one of the comic archive's classic stories.
Some have previously collaborated with Gaiman. This new overall adaptation is by P. The first volume is due in July and contains Chapter One through the Interlude, while Volume Two which will be listed soon is scheduled for September and includes Chapter Six to the end of the book.
The fine comic strip writer-artist Leonard Starr died today at the age of He did a great many things in his day but is probably best known for the newspaper strip, Mary Perkins On Stage and for taking over the Annie aka Little Orphan Annie feature, as well as his work on the ThunderCats cartoon series. It was while he was studying at Pratt that he began working in the earliest comics books, more or less around His first accounts seem to have been with Harry "A" Chesler and Funnies, Incorporated but before long, he was drawing and occasionally writing for all the major New York publishers including Timely now MarvelFawcett, A.