Caveman Cowboy, by Joe Buresch

Born in Pittsburgh, Joe E. Buresch took a correspondence course on cartooning and had two years of art instruction. Since the mid-1930s, he had been active as a syndicated artist, starting with features like 'Detective Nehi and Skihi', 'Cowboy Joe', 'Fireman Sam', 'Jimmy Rivers', 'Cousins' and 'Ride 'em Cowboy' in the 1930s. Then came 'Crosby's Country Cousins' (1939-42) and the long running daily 'Dinah Mite' panel (1953 throughout the 1980s), as well as 'The Fletcher 4-H'R' in the 1970s. Since 1978, he did the monthly 'Cy's Super Service' strip for Electrical Apparatus magazine, which he continued until shortly before his death.

Way back in the 1930s, Buresch had also done comic book art for Centaur Comics. He was a writer/artist for Detective Picture Stories and Western Picture Stories, Keen Detective Funnies and the author of features like 'Buck Rush', 'The Caveman Cowboy', 'Double Trouble', 'Hezzy of the Hills', 'Jimmy and Jean', 'Mountain Murder', 'Pat O'Day', 'Pete Kid Calahan' and 'Roadhouse Racket'.

Panchio y Perico by Joe Buresch
Panchio y Perico (from Mexican magazine Panquin, 1935)

Last updated: 2010-11-19

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