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, 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, Vic Jordan, from 1941. 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.
Professional History of Elmer Wexler is unknown.
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Links and References
- Elmer Wexler biography at pulpartists.com, retrieved July 8, 2012
- "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. https://web.archive.org/web/20090331181836/http://profmendez.tripod.com/html/casey.html. Retrieved 2007-06-13.
- Vic Jordan at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Retrieved July 2, 2012. Archived from the original on July 19, 2015.
- "Obscurity of the Day: Vic Jordan", blog post at Stripper's Guide, July 21, 2008, retrieved July 9, 2012
- Spalding Book of Rules (1570281491) Bing Broido and Elmer Wexler. NY: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 1998; numerous other editions exist
- More Instant Tennis Lessons (0914178709) Lamarche, Robert J. illus by Elmer Wexler. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1984
- The Complete Racquet Sports Player (0671247409) Fitzgibbon, Herbert S. II; Bairstow, Jeffrey N. illus by Elmer Wexler. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1983
- 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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