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Nationality  American
Education  Columbia University
Died  February 18, 2007
Name  Bob Oksner
Area(s)  Penciller, Inker

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Born  October 14, 1916 Paterson, New Jersey (1916-10-14)
Similar People  Arnold Drake, Russ Heath, Curt Swan, Joe Simon, Gerry Conway

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Bob Oksner (October 14, 1916 in Paterson, New Jersey – February 18, 2007) was an American comics artist known for both adventure comic strips and for superhero and humor comic books, primarily at DC Comics.

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Biography

Oksner's early work includes creating the second version of Marvel Boy in 1943 for Timely Comics, the predecessor of Marvel Comics. He went on to write with Jerry Albert and draw the syndicated newspaper comic strip Miss Cairo Jones (1945–1947), after which DC editor Sheldon Mayer hired him as an artist on comics adapted from other media. Oksner drew a few Justice Society of America stories in All Star Comics during his early years at DC. He moved from adventure strips to teen-oriented strips such as Leave It to Binky which debuted in February 1948. Oksner's work in this field included The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and its successor, The Adventures of Jerry Lewis; The Adventures of Bob Hope; The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; Sgt. Bilko; Pat Boone; and Welcome Back, Kotter; and, for the King Features syndicate, the newspaper comic-strip spin-off of the 1950s TV sitcom I Love Lucy. Other work includes drawing the original humor comics Angel and the Ape and Stanley and His Monster.

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When the demand for that type of humor comics fell off by the 1970s, Oksner began drawing such DC superhero series as Superman, Supergirl, Shazam!, Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane, Ambush Bug, and others.

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Oksner's other work in comic strips included succeeding Gus Edson as writer of artist-creator Irwin Hasen's Dondi for a time beginning in 1965; and drawing and co-creating Soozi (1967), with Don Weldon. He retired from comics in 1986.

Oksner was Jewish.

Awards

Oksner won the National Cartoonists Society Division Award for Comic Books in 1960 and 1961, and in 1970 the Shazam Award for Best Pencil Artist (Humor Division) for his work on Adventure Comics and other DC titles.

References

Bob Oksner Wikipedia


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