Monday, June 25, 2012
Ink-Slinger Profiles: Edd Ashe
Ashe was among the graduates mentioned in the the New York Times, June 10, 1931, article "Carnegie Institute Graduates 750". He was one of three students awarded the Jansen Prize. The New York Evening Post, November 5, 1932, reported "Mrs. Louise G. Ashe sues for divorce from Edmund M. Ashe Jr., New York illustrator…" Beginning in 1939 he found work in the comic book industry. His credits are at the Grand Comics Database.
The bride attended Ogontz Camp School and the Erskine School, Boston. Mr. Ashe, an illustrator, was graduated from Franklin-Marshall Academy and Carnegie Institute of Technology.
The couple will reside in Westport, Conn.
The couple was listed in the Norwalk Directory 1946 at Wolf Pit Avenue. He continued working for comic book publishers.
In the 1950s, he drew the comic strips Mark Hunt and Guy Fortune. Ashe played a minor part in the formation of the Society of Comic Book Illustrators, according to Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books (2010).
The date of his move to New Milford, Connecticut is not known. He had a listing in the New Milford Directory 1960. In the 1983 directory he lived at 105 Buckingham Road. Ashe passed away September 4, 1986, in New Haven, Connecticut, according to the Connecticut Death Index. Additional art credits are at Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928–1999. Two of his murals are here.
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