Gene Autry, credited to Bert Laws
art credited to Laws, but presumably by Mel Keefer

Bert Laws was credited as the artist of the second incarnation of the 'Gene Autry' comic. After the initial comic books by Till Goodan and Gerald Garaghty, Laws and Bob Stevens created a daily and a Sunday strip of this western comic in the 1950s.

Gene Autry by Bert Laws
art credited to Laws, but presumably by Mel Keefer

In fact, Laws is a penname for comic strip packager Al Stoffel (Alfred Laws Stoffel), who is also credited for writing the original 'Bugs Bunny' and 'Woody Woodpecker' newspaper strips. Sources say the 'Gene Autry' strip was initially drawn by Pete Alvarado, then Tom Cooke and later by Mel Keefer.

Gene Autry by Bert Laws
art credited to Laws, but presumably by Mel Keefer

More about Gene Autrey at the Stripper's Guide blog

Last updated: 2009-09-04

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