Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Goodnight, Bob Oksner

Goodnight, Bob Oksner
Bob Oksner
October 14, 1916 to February 18, 2007


News From Me reported that comic book artist, Bob Oksner, passed away from pneumonia on February 18, 2007. Among his early work was the second Marvel Boy in 1943 for Timely Comics. He wrote and drew Miss Cairo Jones, a syndicated newspaper comic strip from 1945 to 1947. Sheldon Mayer, an editor at DC Comics, hired him to be an artist on comics adapted from other media. His works included Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Adventures of Jerry Lewis, Adventures of Bob Hope, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Sgt. Bilko, Pat Boone, Angel and the Ape, Welcome Back, Kotter, Elvira's House of Mystery and Stanley and His Monster. For King Features, he did art for the I Love Lucy newspaper comic. In the 1970s, Bob Oksner did artwork for Superman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Shazam!, Black Orchid, Lois Lane and others. He retired from comics in 1986.

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