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Trudy (Don’t Try to Cheer Me Up)

Dublin Core

Title

Trudy (Don’t Try to Cheer Me Up)

Creator

Jerry Marcus

Source

http://www.cbgxtra.com/comics-news-and-notes/trudy-cartoonist-jerry-marcus-dies

Format

11 1/2 x 13 inches

Identifier

250

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Biography

"Longtime cartoonist Jerry Marcus has died following a long illness. King Features Syndicate described Trudy as “a cartoon that takes a humorous look at life in the suburbs,” as Trudy “juggles her time to manage the house, her husband, their children and their pets.” Marcus dropped out of high school to join the merchant marine in 1943 but, following that and Navy service during the war, graduated from New York City’s Cartoonists and Illustrators School and earned a living as a magazine cartoonist. He sold his first Saturday Evening Post cartoon in 1947 and his first New Yorker cartoon in 1962. When he created his syndicated newspaper feature, Marcus said he focused on a woman because of memories of his mother, who, though suffering from arthritis, raised four children in a cold-water Brooklyn apartment after his father died when Marcus was 3. Trudy, which began its long run in 1963, was still being produced by Marcus. "

Category

WSPAC

Media

Ink

Signature Position

Signed, upper right

Citation

Jerry Marcus, “Trudy (Don’t Try to Cheer Me Up),” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed June 14, 2021, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/293.

Item Relations

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