Biggety Bear, by Rube Grossman

Reuben Grossman, who came from New York, began his career as an illustrator for advertisement, and then worked as an animator for Fleischer in the 1930s. He was a funny animal artist for National Periodicals/DC Comics during the 1940s and 1950s. He drew among others the adventures of 'Pinky and Winky' and 'Biggety Bear' in the Peter Porkchops comic book.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer by Rube Grossman
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

Other funny animal strips were 'Peter Panda', 'Nutsy Squirrel', 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer', 'Ozzy Owl', 'Custer and Cheesy' and 'Roly and Poly'. He also took over the artwork of 'The Three Mouseketeers' from Sheldon Mayer. Grossman wrote and drew most of the 'Three Mouseketeers' comics.

Pinky and Winky, by Rube Grossman
Pinky and Winky

Grossman has additionally worked on a seasonal syndicated version of 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' for King Features Syndicate. He was also present at other comic book publishers, like Better Publications ('Spike and Mike', 'Growing Pains') and Dell Publications ('Hector Rooster'). By 1958 he had his own studio with Otto Feuer and Graham Place, doing merchandise art. In the early 1960s he was present at Western Publishing with 'The Mighty Hercules' and 'Linus the Lionhearted', while also working as a director of 'Felix the Cat' (based on Pat Sullivan en Otto Messmer's creation) and 'Mighty Hercules' cartoons.

Pinky and Winky, by Rube Grossman
Pinky and Winky

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