Saturday, July 03, 2010

Ben Franklin-the First American Cartoonist


Here, from a WWII era issue of the comic book STARS AND STRIPES (as opposed to the newspaper of the same name), is a one page Ripley-style bio of the one and only Benjamin Franklin! Credit is given to one Joseph A. Kaliff. AMAZING MAN was the star hero of the issue, thus...AN Amazing Man. Get it? Happy 4th of July! Time to break out 1776 for our annual viewing.

1 comment:

Steven said...

Jospeh Kaliff (1912-1992)
Nationally known caricaturist.
wrote a Broadway column in the 1950s- not sure what syndicate.