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James Osmyn Berry[2] (January 16, 1932 – March 20, 2015) was an American comic strip artist.

Jim Berry
Born(1932-01-16)January 16, 1932[1]
Chicago, Illinois
DiedMarch 20, 2015(2015-03-20) (aged 83)
Notable works
Berry's World
Signature of Jim Berry (cartoonist)

Berry was born in Chicago in 1932[3] and attended Dartmouth College and Ohio Wesleyan University.[4]

In 1961, Berry began working for the Newspaper Enterprise Association.

His most notable work may well be the syndicated editorial cartoon Berry's World, distributed six days a week for more than 40 years beginning in 1963. There was also a Sunday comic strip version of the strip, about which he stated "I enjoy working in color on the Sunday pages and having all that space in which to draw".[5]

The National Headliner Award was presented to Berry in 1967.[4] Berry won the National Cartoonists Society award for Best Special Feature in 1970 and 1972.[6] He also produced the comic strip Benjy in 1974 and 1975.

He retired on January 1, 2003[5] and died on March 20, 2015.[7]


  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on February 18, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 9 June 2016), James Osmyn Berry, 16 Jan 1932; citing Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 84, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .
  3. ^ Comics Buyer's Guide #1650; February 2009; Page 107
  4. ^ a b Jim Berry Cartoons 1965-1968
  5. ^ a b Jim Berry
  6. ^ NCS Awards
  7. ^ James O. Berry, 1932-2015
  • Strickler, Dave. Syndicated Comic Strips and Artists, 1924-1995: The Complete Index. Cambria, CA: Comics Access, 1995. ISBN 0-9700077-0-1.

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