Wednesday, May 13, 2009

National Cartoonist Society Profile: Kurt Schaffenberger

Here is another artist in my series of National Cartoonist Society members from there press releases a few years ago on Kurt Schaffenberger. Born in Germany, December 15, 1920. My family came to the United States in 1928. Grew up in West Hartford Connecticut. Attended Pratt Institute from 1938-1941. On graduation, worked one year drawing comic books, then spent the next three and a half years in the Army. Upon discharge, drifted right back into the comic book field, and have been stuck in it ever since. Have worked for about every publisher in the field, with the last thirty years at D.C. along with commercial comics on the side. Live in River Edge, New Jersey with the same gal I married forty two years ago (where did we go wrong?). Two wonderful children: married daughter (six grandchildren); son working for a forensic graphologist (you look it up!). Hobbies:are you kidding --who's got the time?

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