Poor Pop by Howard Sparber

Howard Sparber is an American cartoonist and comic strip artist. His cartoons have been featured in major newspapers and magazines, and often dealt with the contradiction of the US ideals of democracy and its practices of racial and religious discrimination.

Crax and Jax by Howard Sparber
Tom et Fido (French-Canadian edition of Crax and Jax)

His longest running comic strip was 'Timmy', that originated as a single panel cartoon for Collier's in 1947 and was distributed to newspapers as a daily comic strip by the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate from 1949 to 1959. A Sunday page was added 1948, accompanied by the toppers 'Hanky's Dream World' (1948-49) and 'Crax and Jax' (1949-59).

Timmy by Howard Sparber

Sparber drew another strip for the syndicate called 'The Byrd House' between May 1960 and March 1961, while the artist also assisted Crockett Johnson on 'Barnaby' in the 1960-62 period. Sparber's next comic strip was 'Trix of the Trade', created with Jean Sparber from 1965 to 1967. Howard Sparber eventually focused on graphic design and concept cartoons for institutional and corporate clients in New York.

Tom et Fido by Howard Sparber

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