Famous Artists & Writers

Famous Artists & Writers is a book published by King Features Syndicate in New York, USA. It promotes their 1949 roster of comic strip creators and syndicated columnists. The book was distributed to newspaper feature editors as a promotional/marketing tool.

The spiral-bound book is published in black and white, measures 8.75″ x 11″ and contains 172 pages. The book opens with an introduction by Mel Heimer followed by a 5 page profile of King Features Syndicate.

The book also contains a photograph and full page profile of 64 cartoonists, 7 continuity writers and 28 feature writers (only six comic strip writers or artists are not profiled).

The 64 cartoonists each contribute a full page specialty drawing published opposite their profile, including Wally Bishop, Dick Brooks, E. Simms Campbell, Milton Caniff, Fanny Cory, Roy Crane, Phil Davis, Walt Disney, Edwina, Charles Flanders, Don Flowers, Hal Foster, Jim Gary, Frank Godwin, Clarence Gray, Syd Hoff, H.H. Knerr, Charles Kuhn, Fred Lasswell, Clyde Lewis, Mac Raboy, Darrell McClure, George McManus, Otto Messmer, Frank Miller, Bob Naylor, Paul Norris, Neil O’Keeffe, Alex Raymond, Misha Richter, Bob Ripley, Frank Robbins, C D Russell, Otto Soglow, Cliff Sterrett, George Swanson, Hilda Terry, Russ Westover, Chic Young, Elliott Caplan, Tom Sims and Max Trell.

Lee Falk was also featured in the book. Below we see a sample of internal pages.

Famous Artists & Writers was also published in 1946 by King Features Syndicate. Published in a mix of black and white and gloss color pages, this version measures 7″ x 10″ and contains approximately 100 pages. Below we see the front cover plus page 1.