Motley's Crew, by Ben Templeton
Motley's Crew

Ben Templeton was an advertising art director and designer, before he became a cartoonist in 1976. He teamed up with Tom Forman and created 'Motley's Crew', a newspaper strip full of satirical social commentary. The strip, about a blue-collar worker called Mike Motley and his wife Mabel, was published in about 240 newspaper in the United States. They cooperated until Forman's death in 1996. Templeton then continued the strip on his own until its cancellation in January 2000.

The Sporting Life by Ben Templeton
The Sporting Life (17/12/1978)

In 1978 Templeton and Forman also created the satirical strip 'The Sporting Life'. Other creations by the team include 'Elwood', (1983-1990) and 'Prime Time'. Since 2000, Templeton has been in semi-retirement.

Elwood by Ben Templeton
Elwood, from the Quebec newspaper Progr├Ęs-Dimanche (13/7/1986)

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