Alley Oop by Jack Bender
'Alley Oop'. 

Jack Bender is a cartoonist from Iowa, and continued 'Alley Oop' through Universal Uclick, from 1991 until 2018. He studied at the University of Missouri, and worked as the editorial cartoonist for the Waterloo (Iowa) Courier for 20 years, before moving to Tulsa. There, he taught a comic course, and assisted Don Martin on 'The Nutheads' (1989-1992).

Bender was hired to work as an assistant-artist on the classic caveman strip 'Alley Oop' in 1991. He became the fulltime artist of the daily and Sunday strip a year later, initially working with Dave Graue, the original assistant and successor of the strip's creator, V.T. Hamlin. When Graue died in a car crash in 2001, Jack Bender's wife Carole Bender took over the writing duties of the strip. They both retired from the comic in 2018. Since January 2019, 'Alley Oop' is scripted by Joey Alison Sayers and drawn by Jonathan Lemon

Alley Oop by Jack Bender
'Alley Oop', 2001. 

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