Uncle Mitty by Floyd Torbert
Uncle Mitty

Floyd James Torbert was an American illustrator, who was active in the comic book field in the 1940s and 1950s. He did gag cartoons for Yank magazine in the early 1940s and ventured into comic books through Funnies Inc around 1942. He did sports fillers for the David McKay Comics Group and contributed stories to True Comics by Parents Magazine Press.

He did crime features for both Street & Smith Comics and Cross Publications in the 1940s. He continued to work for Cross into the 1950s with art for 'Super Circus' and 'Uncle Mitty'. Among his final comic book work are romance stories for Fawcett Comics and stories in varying genres for Hillman Periodicals.

Propellers can kill by Floyd Torbert
Propellers can kill! (Perfect Crime 13, June 1951)

Torbert has illustrated several books during the 1950s and 1960s, including the 'The World Over' series for Hastings House, and books like 'Presidents in Uniform '69' by Anne Molloy, 'The Mystery of the Pilgrim Trading Post' by Donald Ewin Cooke and 'Martha Norton: Operation Fitness U.S.A.' by H.D. Francis. He is also an oil and watercolor painter.

Top Secrets by Floyd Torbert
Brunn was no fool (Top Secrets, Street & Smith 1945)

Last updated: 2014-04-06

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