Sunday, October 03, 2010
Jim Ivey's Sunday Comics
Labels: Jim Ivey's Sunday Comics
-Steve with the www.ilovecomixarchive.com
Bhob @ http://potrzebie.blogspot.com
Eckhart's death was reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on May 15, 1960, on page 2-B, column 2.
Ralph Eckhart, former editorial artist for the Press in the 1930s and creator of the comic strip Bizzy Bear, will be buried in Covena, Calif. He died in Fontana, Calif., it was learned here yesterday. He was 52.
Born here, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Eckhart, he was a graduate of West HIgh School. He was an outstanding sandlot baseball player in early years. In World War II he was an Air Force captain.
Mr. Eckhart worked for a time for Radio Station WTAM after leaving the Press. Later he was public relations assistant to the county auditor, John J. Carney. His work in California had been with the Pasadena Independent-News.
Surviving him are his wife, Bernice; five sons, Roger of North Olmsted, Gary, Ralph, Dale and Howard; a sister and his parents.
I've never seen a Bizzy Bear from the Cleveland News, it's a new feature to me. Any chance you'll post some samples?
Bizzy Bear 1936