Sunday, March 11, 2012


Ink-Slinger Profiles: Edward McCullough

Edward L. McCullough was born in New Jersey in 1901, according to the 1910 U.S. Federal Census. He was the youngest of three sons born to Charles and Catherine. They lived in Bayonne, New Jersey at 579 Avenue E. His father was a traveling salesman.

In 1920 McCullough lived with his mother, a widow, and second oldest brother, Harold. They lived in Bayonne at 44 West 42nd Street. He was a newspaper cartoonist. McCullough created Embarrassing Moments for the Chicago Tribune Newspapers Syndicate, and produced the weekly comic strip Folks in Our Town for the Publishers Autocaster Service, Inc. They were followed by his strip Good Scout Andy in 1925. In 1926 he was elected third vice-president in the newly formed American Association of Cartoonists and Caricaturists. McCullough passed away on May 21, 1928. The New York Evening Post (New York) reported his death the following day.

Edward L. M'Cullough

Edward L. McCullough, cartoonist, died today of pneumonia at his home, 44 West Forty-second Street. He was twenty-seven years old. Surviving him are his widow and a two-year-old daughter.

Mr. McCullough was the originator of several comic strips which were syndicated widely. His best known works were "Embarrassing Moments" and "Folks in Our Town." After receiving his education in the public schools of Bayonne he made cartoons for local newspapers. Later his comic strips appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the New York World and other papers.


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