Born May 12~ Lily Renée

Lily Renée Phillips (born May 12, 1921) is an Austrian-born American artist best known as one of the earliest women in the comic-book industry, beginning in the 1940s.
Biography on Grand Comics Database: https://www.comics.org/creator/18712/

Senorita Rio story drawn by Lily Renée / 1945 / 10 pages / Issue #38 / Fight Comics

Newsweek article from 2015: https://www.newsweek.com/real-life-comic-book-superhero-74267

Further reading:
https://thestilettogumshoe.com/2020/06/14/lily-renee-fighting-the-axis-with-a-sable-brush/
https://www.timesofisrael.com/overlooked-jewish-female-artist-from-comics-golden-age-escaped-real-wwii-peril/
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://www.austrianposters.at/2019/10/05/lily-renee-bil-spira-und-paul-peter-porges/&prev=search&pto=aue
https://comicsgrinder.com/2021/05/09/review-lily-renee-escape-artist-from-holocaust-survivor-to-comic-book-pioneer-by-trina-robbins/

Born March 1~ Fay King

Fay Barbara King (March 1889-presumed dead after 1954) was an American illustrator, journalist, and cartoonist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fay_King_(cartoonist)

Further reading:
https://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/15/denver-post-cartoonist-fay-king/
http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2013/01/ink-slinger-profiles-fay-king.html
https://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/fayking.htm

Fay King Cartoon about death of Anne Sullivan: https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:b85164240

Scrapbook compiled by cartoonist and journalist, Fay King, 1916-1919:
https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:513610#?c=&m=&s=&cv=&xywh=-1656%2C0%2C5936%2C2999

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

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 6

Krazy Kat by George Herriman

No date / Ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper / 13 1/2”x14 1/2” / Private collection

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See also: February 6~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/06/february-6-african-american-visual-artists/

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 9/3~

What American printmaker, painter, and sculptor developed the collagraph, a layered cardboard relief print process that could be carved like a woodcut?

What cartoonist’s most famous character was originally called “Spider”, a college student who became popular when he enlisted in the army during the Korean War?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/03/september-3/

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/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/31~

This painter was only five years old when his father died and he grew up in Florence under the care of Il Bronzino, a family friend.

Best known for the creation of the “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers”, this artist was one of the pioneers of the Underground Comix movement.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/31/may-31/