Ken Muse was a versatile humorist, known for his television work, comic strips and art classes. At age 12, he already took a mail order correspondence course through the Landon School of Cartooning and Illustrating. He created comic strips for the school newspaper while at high school. He went to study at Detroit's Meinzinger School of Art afterwards, and during World War II, he was trained as a pilot and medic in the Army. After the War, he became a technical illustrator and cartoonist at the Jam Handy Organisation in Detroit, a producer of industrial films. In the 1950s, Muse's cartoons were used in a handful of Detroit TV programs, and he was a frequent guest on several kid's shows. He worked in animation until he took on the absurd comic strip 'Wayout', which was published in over a hundred newspapers between 1964 and 1970. Ken Muse has written several books on cartooning, photography and videography, and he taught commercial art and photography at Macomb County Community from 1968 until his retirement in 1999.
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