Elton Fax was an Afro-American artist/cartoonist, who worked through Lajoyeaux H. Stanton's Continental Features Syndicate, one of the few national distributors of "black" comics. Fax was the creator of the silent 'Susabelle' strip (1942), a gag strip that follows the exploits of a precocious young girl in "real life" situations. He also did comic book art through the Funnies Inc. shop. He did illustrations for Lev Gleason and Quality, and comic art in Novelty's 'Bull's-Eye Bill' (1945). Fax was mainly active as a book illustrator.