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"Red" Holmdale was an artist for mainly funny animal comics during the Golden Age of American comic books. In the early 1940s he worked for the Binder Studios. Throughout the 1940s, he drew mainly for the publications of Archie Comics. Among his characters are 'Cubby the Bear', 'Gloomy Gus' and 'Bumbie the Bee-Tective'. He also worked with characters like 'The Black Hood', 'Black Jack', 'Willy Boast' and 'Danny in Wonderland', and did art for house ads.

Lash Lightning by Red Holmdale
Lash Lightning (Four Favorites #4, January 1942)

His Timely credits include 'Snigger' for Comedy Comics, as well as features for Joker Comics. Holmdale did art on features like 'R. Nemesis', 'Lash Lightning', 'The Raven' and 'Whiz Wilson' for D.S. Publishing, as well as 'Doc Strange' and 'Fighting Yank' for Better Publications. In addition, he has worked on 'Bulletman' and 'Captain Marvel' for Fawcett. In the late 1940s he illustrated crime stories for D.S. Publishing, in titles like Exposed, Pay-Off and Underworld.

Cubby the Bear, by Red Holmdale (1947)

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