Jack Lockwill's Adventures by Larry Redner
Jack Lockwill's Adventures

Lawrence W. Redner (Larry Redner) was an American cartoonist, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Between 1915 and 1918 he was a sports cartoonist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In the 1920s he worked on a variety of newspaper comic features, while living in Akron, Cleveland.

He drew 'The Little Old Wise Man' for Ad Art Service in 1921-1922, that ran in at least the Sacramento Star. For the rest of the decade, he was affiliated with NEA Services, making several short-lived features like 'Folks in Town' (March-June 1925), 'Ivanhoe' (April-June 1926) and 'Poe's Stories' (July-September 1926). He also contributed to the series 'The Romance of America' in June and July 1926, and created 'Bucky the Little Old Man', the topper strip for Merrill Blosser's 'Freckles and his Friends' between 1926 and 1929.

Redner succeeded Lee Wright as the artist of 'Jack Daw's Adventures' in 1924 and continued the feature with writer Hal Cochran until 1926. He originated Cochran's one-panel text story, 'The Tinymites' in 1926 and 1927, until he was succeeded by Irving S. Knickerbocker. He also drew 'Jack Lockwill's Adventures' during its first months in 1927, until George Clark took over. Between at least 1925 and 1929 he had his own weekly strip called 'Toby and Tyke'. Another feature that Redner worked on was 'Little Joe Says' (1925-1926), that was originally drawn by an artist called Storm.

The artist eventually moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he continued to work as a newspaper artist. It is unknown when he passed away.

The Little Old Wise Man by Larry Redner
The Little Old Wise Man

Larry Redner on the Stripper's Guide

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