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Kent, Jack

Kent, Jack

  • 30134
  • Kent
  • Jack
  • le 10/03/1920 (ÉTATS-UNIS)
  • le 18/10/1985

Sa biographie

Jack Kent (1920–1985), a prolific author-illustrator of 40 children's books, is best known as the creator of King Aroo, a comic strip often compared to Walt Kelly's Pogo. In addition to his own books, he also illustrated 22 books by other Born in Burlington, Iowa, Kent dropped out of high school at the age of 15 and began a career as a freelance commercial artist, working in that field until he joined the U.S. Army in 1941. His first nationally recognized work was King Aroo, which was syndicated and distributed internationally from 1950 to 1965. The early strips were collected in a 192-page book, King Aroo, published as a trade paperback by Doubleday in 1953. The collection had an introduction by Gilbert Seldes. In 2010 IDW began a complete reprint of King Aroo, with the first volume covering dailies and Sundays from 1950 thru 1952. He wrote and drew the 1968 syndicated Christmas comic strip, Why Christmas Almost Wasn't which was also offered to NEA clients in 1978. Living on on the banks of the San Antonio River, Kent and his wife June Kent named their home King Aroo's Castle. He began writing and illustrating children's books in 1968. He continued to write and illustrate children's books until his death in 1985 from leukemia.

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Jack Kent (1920–1985), a prolific author-illustrator of 40 children's books, is best known as the creator of King Aroo, a comic strip often compared to Walt Kelly's Pogo. In addition to his own books, he also illustrated 22 books by other Born in Burlington, Iowa, Kent dropped out of high school at the age of 15 and began a career as a freelance commercial artist, working in that field until he joined the U.S. Army in 1941. His first nationally recognized work was King Aroo, which was syndicated and distributed internationally from 1950 to 1965. The early strips were collected in a 192-page book, King Aroo, published as a trade paperback by Doubleday in 1953. The collection had an introduction by Gilbert Seldes. In 2010 IDW began a complete reprint of King Aroo, with the first volume covering dailies and Sundays from 1950 thru 1952. He wrote and drew the 1968 syndicated Christmas comic strip, Why Christmas Almost Wasn't which was also offered to NEA clients in 1978. Living on on the banks of the San Antonio River, Kent and his wife June Kent named their home King Aroo's Castle. He began writing and illustrating children's books in 1968. He continued to write and illustrate children's books until his death in 1985 from leukemia.

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Sa Bibliographie

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Séries principales de à Rôle
King Aroo (2010) 2010