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Hal Sherman (born Harold Sicherman, May 31, 1911[1]; died January 25, 2009[2]) was a gag cartoonist and a Platinum Age and Golden Age comic book artist. He is best remembered for his work on the Star-Spangled Kid, which he co-created with Jerry Siegel, who had previously co-created Superman.[3]

Gag cartooningEdit

Sherman did gag cartooning for magazines, including College Laughs. During the 1950s, he created cartoons for cocktail napkins published by Monogram of California. His napkin sets include Double Feature, which were two-panel cartoons, one on the outside of the napkin, one that appeared when you unfolded it (1955);[4] Little Friar, gags about a friar (1956); and Nudeniks, cartoons about nudists (1958).[5][6][7]

During the 1960s, he expanded the Little Friar and the Nudeniks material each into their own full paperback of cartoons.[8] He also drew Alley Whoops! (1962), a book of bowling cartoons, Pennant Laffs (1963), a book of punch-out humorous pennants, and Fishing for Laughs (1964), a volume of fishing cartoons.

Personal lifeEdit

Sherman and Ann, his wife of over 60 years, are buried together in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, New York.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Murray, Will. "The Wonder Woman Who Was Lost!: The Hal Sherman Story", Comic Book Marketplace, May 2000, p. 44-53
  2. ^ Social Security Death Index
  3. ^ "Hal Sherman". lambiek.net.
  4. ^ "Vintage Boxed Hal Sherman Risque Cartoon Cocktail Napkins - Party Novelty - #249992668". Worthpoint.
  5. ^ "Vintage 1958 Hal Sherman Nudeniks Cocktail Bar Napkins, Set of 23 - #293988536". Worthpoint.
  6. ^ "Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series". 10 November 1963 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Office, Library of Congress Copyright (10 November 2018). "Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1958: January-June". Copyright Office, Library of Congress – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Lynch, Mike (31 March 2014). "THE LITTLE FRIAR by Hal Sherman".