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Elmer Wexler

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Elmer Wexler (August 14, 1918 - October 3, 2007) was an illustrator and cartoonist. He is most famous for his work on comic strips and comic books in the 1940s,[1] including being the inventor of the DC comic hero Miss America in 1941. He is credited with being the first artist to draw a soap-opera style comic strip,[2] Vic Jordan, from 1941.[3][4] Later he made his living from illustration, including books, magazines and record covers. He has also been credited as a co-creator of the obscure comic book character The Fighting Yank. He is the illustrator on a number of books about sports.[5][6][7]

Wexler's record cover work was mainly for Grand Award Records,[8] for whom he did almost as many illustrations as did Tracy Sugarman.[citation needed] These date from the late 1950s.

Professional History

Professional History of Elmer Wexler is unknown.


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  1. Elmer Wexler biography at, retrieved July 8, 2012
  2. "The Look of Love: The Rise and Fall of the Photo-Realistic Newspaper Strip" at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 31, 2009. Retrieved 2007-06-13. 
  3. Vic Jordan at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Retrieved July 2, 2012. Archived from the original on July 19, 2015.
  4. "Obscurity of the Day: Vic Jordan", blog post at Stripper's Guide, July 21, 2008, retrieved July 9, 2012
  5. Spalding Book of Rules (1570281491) Bing Broido and Elmer Wexler. NY: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 1998; numerous other editions exist
  6. More Instant Tennis Lessons (0914178709) Lamarche, Robert J. illus by Elmer Wexler. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1984
  7. The Complete Racquet Sports Player (0671247409) Fitzgibbon, Herbert S. II; Bairstow, Jeffrey N. illus by Elmer Wexler. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1983
  8. See, for example, record cover for Hammond Organ Spectacular, blog post at Unearthed in the Atomic Attic, May 1, 2011, retrieved July 2, 2012


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