Pals and Pastimes by Ray Gill
Palls & Pastimes (Funny Pages, volume 1, issue 10, 1936)

Ray Gill was an American comic book writer, artist and editor, who was active from 1937 until the early 1950s. Born Raymond A. Gill, he attended the High School of Industrial Arts in New York City. He was a writer and editor for Funnies Inc. on a great many features between 1937 and 1941. He did his early scripts for Centaur Comics titles, while also providing art for the feature 'Pals and Pastimes'. He wrote and illustrated fillers for Lev Gleason's New Friday imprint in 1939.

Throughout the 1940s, Gill was writing scripts for various Timely and Novelty Comics features, co-creating 'Airman' and 'Terry Vance'. He also did the art for a couple of these features, including 'Mighty Mouse', 'Super Rabbit' and 'Edison Bell'. He was also an artist for Archie Comics during this period.

By the 1950s, Gill was doing editorial work for Stanley Publications and Fawcett; he was senior editor on Fawcett's 'How-to' line of books. His final comic book art was with characters like 'Junior Hopp' and 'Peter Cottontail' for Stanmor in 1952-54. After his retirement from Fawcett, he spent his time with painting, sculpting and music. Gill spent most of his life in Brooklyn and Long Island. He passed away in Marlborough, Connecticut, at the age of 65. He was the brother of comic book scriptwriter Joe Gill.

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