Monday, September 28, 2009

National Cartoonist Society Profile: Leonard Starr

Featured here is the brief NCS bio for one of the most popular illustrators of the soap opera strip genre, the multi-talented Leonard Starr! Born in New York, started doing comics in 1942 while still at Pratt Institute. Did a lot of advertising from about 1950 until I created "On Stage" for the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate in 1957. Wrote and drew the feature until 1979, at which time I was asked to revive "Little Orphan Annie", now called simply "Annie" to make it seem less dated and to reflect the highly successful Broadway musical. Created "Kelly Green" with Stan Drake in 1980 for Darguad Editeur, Paris. Started writing television scripts in the early 1970s and in 1984 I was asked to develop and write the "bible" for the animated television show "Thundercats", and also act as the story editor and head writer. Moved to Westport, Connecticut in 1970 where I still live today.

1 comment:

LUD! said...

One of the most rarest of artists-- one who actually is a better writer than he is an artist. And he was a spectacular artist!