Jack Elrod

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Jack Elrod (March 19, 1924 – February 16, 2016) was an American cartoonist best known for the comic strip Mark Trail.[1][2][3][4][5]

Jack Elrod
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Jack Elrod at work on a Mark Trail Sunday strip
BornMarch 29, 1924
Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
DiedFebruary 16, 2016(2016-02-16) (aged 91)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Notable works
Mark Trail

The creator of Mark Trail, Ed Dodd, began the strip in 1946, Elrod began working on the strip as an artist in 1950,[2] then in 1978 when Dodd's eyesight failed he turned the strip over to Jack Elrod, who continued to draw it under both their names.[6]

Elrod lived his whole life in Georgia and worked for King Features Syndicate for 64 years before dying in his sleep at age 91 in his home near Atlanta on February 3, 2016.[2] Prior to become a cartoonist Elrod served in the United States Navy onboard the USS Titon as a meteorologist during World War II.[2]


  1. ^ "Jack Elrod, Mark Trail cartoonist: 1925-2016". Retrieved Aug 16, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "JACK ELROD, CARTOONIST FOR THE "MARK TRAIL" COMIC STRIP, DEAD AT 91". Feb 4, 2016. Retrieved Aug 16, 2019.
  3. ^ US Department of Commerce, NOAA. "Contact Us". www.weather.gov. Retrieved Aug 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Mark Trail cartoonist Jack Elrod passes at age 91". The Daily Cartoonist. Feb 4, 2016. Retrieved Aug 16, 2019.
  5. ^ "Jack Elrod Obituary - Atlanta, GA | Atlanta Journal-Constitution". Retrieved Aug 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "Ed Dodd, 88, Creator of 'Mark Trail' Comic". May 29, 1991. Retrieved Aug 16, 2019 – via NYTimes.com.

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