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Comic Creator

Arthur Jameson

(26 March 1872, England - 2 November 1957, USA)  United States

Arthur Jameson

Sinbad the Sailor by Arthur Jameson
Another Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor (Fairy Tale Parade #8, 1943)

Arthur Edward Jameson was a British artist, who is best known for his illustrations for the New York Journal American pulp magazines. He was born in Jarrow-on-Tyne, County Durham, England, as the eldest of nine children. The Jameson family (only three children survived infancy) settled in Leavensworth, Kansas, in 1884. Arthur Jameson began his career as an illustrator at the age of 16 with the local newspaper.

Fairy Tale Parade by Arthur JamesonSanta Claus Funnies by Arthur Jameson

He opened his own freelance art studio in 1890, and he and his family became naturalized citizens of the United States in 1893. He was a staff artist with The Kansas City Star-Times in Kansas City, Missouri, before heading to New York City to pursue a career as a freelance commercial artist and to study at the Art Students League in 1895.

The Return of Robin Hood by Arthur Jameson
The Return of Robin Hood (Popular Comics, September 1942)

He began his longtime association with the Hearst paper The New York Journal in 1896. During the 1930s he illustrated and painted covers for slick magazines, such as Liberty, Collier's, and The Saturday Evening Post. He also worked for pulp magazines. His black and white story illustrations appeared in Blue Book and he painted covers for Street & Smith's Sports Story Magazine.

Fairy Tale Parade by Arthur JamesonFairy Tale Parade by Arthur Jameson

It wasn't until the war years that he had his go on comic book art, which he did for Dell titles like Fairy Tale Parade, Animal Comics, Santa Claus Funnies, and Popular Funnies, for which he made the 'The Return of Robin Hood' serial. Jameson turned to illustrating children's books for Whitman Publications after the war and retired in 1949. He spent part of his retirement in Italy, where he passed away at the age of 85 in 1957.

Arthur Jameson

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Last updated: 2014-01-10

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