Saunders, Allen, 1899-1986Variant names
Comic strip writer from Toledo, Ohio also active in professional and community organizations.
From the description of [Papers], 1909-1986 / Allen Saunders. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 37023146
John Allen Saunders (1899-1986), known as Allen Saunders, was an American writer and cartoonist.
Allen Saunders was born in Lebanon, Indiana on March 24, 1899. He studied at Wabash College, where he received his A.B. and M.A. degrees, and at the University of Chicago and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.
Saunders was a member of The Players in New York City, the National Cartoonists Society and the Newspaper Comics Council, of which he was a past chairman. He was the author and creator of the well-known syndicated comic-strips Steve Roper, Kerry Drake, and Mary Worth . He was also the author of the pamphlet "A Career for Your Child in the Comics?" Saunders contributed to Coronet, Colliers and many popular fiction magazines. His lectures included "Comics Are Serious Business" and "The Philosophy of Humor". Saunders served as the Continuity Editor of the Publishers Syndicate and President of Art Interests, Inc., which is an organization providing scholarships to talented young artists.
Allen Saunders died in 1986.
From the guide to the Allen Saunders Papers, 1938-1964, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)
|creatorOf||Ernst, Ken, 1918-1985. Mary Worth / Ken Ernst & A. Saunders.||Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library|
|creatorOf||Saunders, Allen. [Papers], 1909-1986 / Allen Saunders.||Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries|
|creatorOf||Ernst, Kenneth, 1918-1985. Mary Worth.||Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library|
|creatorOf||Overgard, William. Steve Roper.||Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library|
|referencedIn||Allen and John Saunders Collection, 1909-1986||Bowling Green State University - Browne Popular Culture Library|
|referencedIn||Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Allen Saunders 1899-1986 biographical file.||Ohio State University Libraries|
|referencedIn||Crawford, Bill, 1913-1982. National Cartoonists Society Living Library 1962.||Ohio State University Libraries|
|referencedIn||San Francisco Academy of Comic Art collection : Newspaper Comic Strips, 1893-1996||The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum|
|creatorOf||Allen Saunders Papers, 1938-1964||Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center|
|associatedWith||Allen and John Saunders||person|
|associatedWith||Ernst, Ken, 1918-1985.||person|
|associatedWith||Ernst, Kenneth, 1918-1985.||person|
|associatedWith||San Francisco Academy of Comic Art. Bill Blackbeard, Director||corporateBody|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Comic books, strips, etc|
|American wit and humor, Pictorial|
|Caricatures and cartoons--United States|
|Comic books, strips, etc.--United States|