Tuesday, February 23, 2010

National Cartoonist Society Profile: Gus Arriola

Born in Florence, Arizona 1917, after high school in Los Angeles, one year animation for Screen Gems. Four years MGM Cartoon Department in story sketch. Sold "Gordo" in 1941, enlisted 1942, wed Mary Frances Sevierin 1943. Resumed daily and Sunday in 1946 after three and a half years animation for Army Air Force film unit. Awards, San Francisco Artists Club 1957, National Cartoonist Society Best Humor strip in 1957 & 1965, San Diego Comic Con Inkpot 1981, Sunday page tribute to Rachel Carlson in the Smithsonian. Retired in 1985, after forty four years of deadlines. We keep very busy searching for ambergris, misguiding tourists to Clint Eastwood's Hog Breath Inn and smelling the roses, if they trot them by our hammocks in lovely, cool Carmel by the Sea.

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