Born February 25~ June Tarpé Mills

June Tarpé Mills (February 25, 1918-December 12, 1988), known professionally as Tarpé Mills, is best known for her comic Miss Fury, featuring the first female action hero created by a woman.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Tarp%C3%A9_Mills

Miss Fury cover by Tarpé Mills / Winter 1942-43 / Issue #1 / Timely Comics

June Tarpé Mills on the Grand Comics Database (GCD): https://www.comics.org/creator/12719/

Miss Fury #6: https://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=72389

Further reading:
https://www.tarpemills.com/
https://culturalgutter.com/2016/03/24/miss-fury-and-miss-mills/
https://theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-history-tarpe-mills-1940s-comic-writer-and-her-feisty-superhero-miss-fury-110179

Born February 15~ Nina Albright

Nina Dorothy Albright (February 15, 1907-February 7, 1997) was an American comic book artist during the Golden Age of Comic Books, one of the few woman illustrating comic books during that time.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Albright

Target Comics cover by Nina Albright / March 1947 / Volume 8 No 1 / Novelty Press

Nina Albright on the Grand Comics Database (GCD): https://www.comics.org/creator/9923/

Miss Victory in “The Mad Monster”:
http://savedfromthepaperdrive.blogspot.com/2014/08/miss-victory-in-mad-monster.html

Further reading:
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/albright_nina.htm
https://womenincomics.fandom.com/wiki/Nina_Albright
http://pulpartists.com/Albright.html

February 19~ African-American visual artists

 

Clarence Matthew “Matt” Baker (1921-1959)
Credited as the first successful African-American comic book artist
http://cbldf.org/2016/02/profiles-in-black-cartooning-matt-baker/

http://cbldf.org/2016/02/profiles-in-black-cartooning-matt-baker/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betye Saar (Born 1926)
American-American artist known for assemblages and installations
https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/artists/betye-saar/

https://americanart.si.edu/blog/eye-level/2010/02/896/wishing-winter

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/2~

What American cartoonist and pioneering female comic book artist helped create the long-running Marvel Comics characters Millie the Model and Patsy Walker?

What Dutch photographer’s major theme, people in transitional moments, was formed when she began her breakthrough Beach Portrait series (begun in 1992)?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/02/june-2/

Carl Barks (March 27, 1901-August 25, 2000)

Carl Barks (March 27, 1901 – August 25, 2000) was a famous Disney Studio illustrator and comic book creator, who invented Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as Scrooge McDuck (1947), Gladstone Gander (1948), the Beagle Boys (1951), Gyro Gearloose (1952), Flintheart Glomgold (1956), John D. Rockerduck (1961) and Magica De Spell (1961). The quality of his scripts and drawings earned him the nicknames The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. Fellow comic writer Will Eisner called him “the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books.”
http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Carl_Barks