Flyin' Jenny by Russell Keaton
Flyin' Jenny (Quebec edition)

Russell Keaton was born in Corinth, Mississippi, in 1910. After graduating, he went to Chicago to study at the Academy of Fine Arts. His first comics job was assisting Dick Calkins on the early 'Buck Rogers' and 'Skyroads' newspaper strips in 1929. He eventually took over the 'Buck Rogers' Sunday page completely from 1930 to 1933.

Flyin' Jenny by Russell Keaton

In 1939, Russell Keaton got his pilot's license and launched his own strip: 'Flyin' Jenny' for the Bell Syndicate. After a while, he handed over the writing to Frank Wead and Glen Chaffin and in 1943, when he became a full-time flying instructor, he turned the art duties of the strip over to his assistant Marc Swayze. On February 13, 1945, Keaton died unexpectedly of acute melanoma, at the young age of 35.

Flyin' Jenny, by Russell Keaton

Last updated: 2010-10-22

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