Believe It Or Not
Paul Frehm was an American newspaper cartoonist who was mainly associated with King Features Syndicate. He was born in Brooklyn and attended the Pratt Institute. He began as an lay-out man and illustrator on The New York American and then transferred to The Mirror. With King Features Syndicate, he made illustrations for feature stories and trials, among others for the trial of Bruno Hauptmann, the kidnapper of the Lindbergh baby in 1932.
He was then art supervisor of commercial advertisements for King Features. He was probably the artist of the 'Life of Napoleon Bonaparte' newspaper strip written by Ida M. Tarbell, that ran from 30 May till 6 August 1927. Frehm briefly drew the 'Ted Towers Animal Master' strip in May 1936, but is best known as one of the lead artists on 'Ripley's Believe It Or Not' from 1949 to 1977. He had done fill-ins for Robert Ripley prior to this. He was succeeded by his brother Walter Frehm in 1977. Frehm also drew the final Sunday pages of the comic about sports hero 'Chip Collins' Adventures' until June 1935 for Central Press Association.
Chip Collins Adventures (15 June 1935)