George Lemont was an artist with the NEA Service syndicate in the 1960s. Prior to this, he was a local television personality duirng the 1950s. He wrote and narrated the KRON children's show 'Fireman Frank', which featured a rooster named Rhode Island Red. He created a newspaper comic starring 'Rhode Island Red' from 1962 to 1966. The strip was renamed to 'Feeny Farm with Rhode Island Red' and eventually to 'Feeny Farm'. Another feature he made for NEA was 'Micro-Funnies'. Between 1975 and 1985 he created the daily syndicated newspaper comic 'Doctor Smock' for the United Feature Syndicate. It was syndicated to more than 200 newspapers. Lemont passed away from a stroke in 1985 at the age of 63.