Ray Collins is a cartoonist who joined the staff of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as a staff artist in 1950. He was appointed art director of magazines in 1964 and political cartoonist in 1970. Collins drew a comic strip titled Cecil C. Addle that appeared on the Op-Ed page from 1975 to 1979.
Collins left the Seattle Post Intelligencer in 1979, with a distribution agreement with the Chicago Tribune/New York Daily News Syndicate. Cecil & Dipstick appeared in Seattle, Palo Alto, CA and Bogalusa, LA., then stopped.
Collins worked in television from 1981 - '85; cartoons appearing in Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston and Atlanta
Collins was stricken with PLS and he and his wife, Nicky, lived in Mexico four years. They moved to Boulder City, NV, a town 25 miles southeast of Las Vegas in 1989, where he continued to draw his strip for a local weekly paper until 1996. C&D won four first place Nevada Press Awards.Ray Collins. Dipstick & friends: With quotes from her royal guver-nuss. Working Press (1977).
Ray Collins. Everything's great in '78: Further adventures of Cecil C. Addle and Dipstick. Madrona Publishers (1978). ISBN 0-914842-30-7
Ray Collins. Zumbasoo: the adventure of ringle tang. Bright Ring Publishing (2001).