Ella Cinders, by Jack McGuire (1943)
Ella Cinders (1943)

Jack McGuire was a cartoonist and commercial artist, born in Pensacola, Fla. He came to San Antonio in 1922 and in 1925 was graduated from old Main Avenue High School. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, University of Texas and St. Mary's University.

A former art instructor at Our Lady of the Lake College, he started as an art instructor at Tech School, and maintained this position until his death. In 1927 he established his own school of commercial art, which he maintained until 1942.

As a comic strip artist, he created 'Jane Arden' with Monte Barrett in 1932, and continued it for six years. In 1933 and 1934 he made 'Slim and Tubby' with John Welch, which became 'Bullet Benton' in 1938. McGuire and Welch also cooperated on 'The Red Knight' for The Register and Tribune Syndicate in 1940. In the final two years of his life, McGuire ghosted Charlie Plumb's 'Ella Cinders' strip.

Last updated: 2011-04-29

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