Scorchy Smity, by John Terry (1931)

John Terry is the creator of 'Scorchy Smith'. This aviation comic, of which the main character was modeled after Charles Lindbergh, started in 1930. Terry himself was a former animator and editorial cartoonist, and also the brother of Paul Terry, a famous animator. In 1933, John Terry became stricken with tuberculosis, so a young staff artist, Noel Sickles, was called upon to ghost the strip. After Terry's death the following year, Sickles was allowed to sign his own name, starting in December 1935.

Scorchy Smith, by John Terry

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