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Offline Jedifish

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TG signature - Popular Comics #87
« on: May 02, 2011, 08:32:53 PM »
On page 60, there is a 6 page text story - Now You See It-Now You Don't!, which is signed TG (with the G on top of the T). Signature is similar to that in Wonderland Comics #13, which I believe JVJ credits to Tom Gill. So I'm thinking Tom Gill, but just thought I'd run it by JVJ or anyone else to make sure.

http://www.digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=14082

Looking at the GCD, it seems weird that there are no art credits from September 1941 to January 1944 for Tom Gill.

http://www.comics.org/credit/name/tom%20Gill/sort/chrono/

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TG signature - Popular Comics #87
« on: May 02, 2011, 08:32:53 PM »

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Re: TG signature - Popular Comics #87
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 10:10:15 AM »
According to Jerry Bails' Who's Who (http://bailsprojects.com/whoswho.aspx) Gill was a staff artist for the New York daily News from 1940-1946.  Prior to that he had done some work for Centaur, MLJ, Fox and Fiction House in 1938-1940. 

Besides his newspaper art duties other work in the first half of the 1940s listed for Gill on Who's Who consists of:

Catechetical Guild-Topix-1944

Chesler-various features-1942

DC-Picture Stories From the Bible-c.1942-1945

Dell-Those Remarkable Heroes-1943, War Heroes-1943-1944

Novelty-Blue Bolt-1944-1946, various features and covers-1944-1946

Parents Magazine Press-True Comics-1943-1947

He seems to have left the Daily News when he sold his Flower Potts/Ricky Stevens comic strip in 1946.  After the strip folded in 1949 he was doing comic books regularly into the 1970s as well as teaching art (1948-1990) at various institutions.

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Re: TG signature - Popular Comics #87
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 11:35:32 AM »
Thanks Joe

Here's links to 3 TG signatures

Popular Comics #87 -
http://i53.tinypic.com/33p39mb.jpg
Popular Comics #89 -
http://i55.tinypic.com/x0wig0.jpg
Wonderworld Comics #13 (JVJ attribution) -
http://i53.tinypic.com/facu2b.jpg

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Re: TG signature - Popular Comics #87
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011, 08:03:04 AM »
Based on a lot of the JVJ notes and index cards, I'm pretty sure this is Tom Gill. Looks like there is some more 1943 work to index for Tom Gill, especially from War Heroes. Hopefully I can get to that in the next couple weeks after wrapping up some Popular Comics issues.