True Comics by Sam Glankoff
"It Isn't True..That Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned!" (True Comics)

Sam Glankoff briefly studied at the Art Students League, but he was mostly self-taught. He began his career in the 1920s doing advertising art, as well as fine art exhibitions at the Whitney Studio Club in New York. He also illustrated magazines and books, such as Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle.

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, by Sam Glankoff

In the mid-1930s he drew a strip called 'Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp' in St. Nicholas Magazine, which he signed with simply Glan.

True Comics, by Sam Glankoff

He was affiliated with the Funnies Inc. studios in the 1940s, and served as head artist for Parents' Magazine Press. He was one of the main artists for the syndicated 'True Comics' feature between 1942 and 1944, and also worked on its topper 'Home-Front Heroes'.

Germ Tamer by Sam Glankoff

He did a lot of advertising and promotional comics throughout the 1940s, among others for the Federation of Jewish Philantropy, J.C. Penny, United Labor Commission of Massachussets, Children's Hospital and Popsicles. His comic 'How Do You Handle It?' was published in Family Circle in 1949-51 and in the 1950s, he illustrated various features for Toby Press.

Home-front heroes by Sam Glankoff
Home-Front Heroes

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