comic art by Hy Mayer

Hy Mayer was born in Germany, and emigrated to America. He was a prolific illustrator for numerous magazines of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He mostly did full-page illustrations, single-panel cartoons and illustrative collages depicting current events and social themes. He also did an occasional sequential piece. In 1913, Mayer moved on to animation and then live-action movies as a writer, animator, director and/or producer in over a hundred films from 1913 to 1926.

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