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Creator Name
David Gantz
Date of Passing
December 14, 2007
Notes
Born in 1922.
Biography
Gantz had an interesting career as well. We know him from his realistic work with Brown, but most of his work is funny animal. There's a great article on him in one of the Comic Profile issues from when he started his satirical comic strip Don Quichote (or was it called Don Q).
Ger Apeldoorn

Gantz started out in funny-animal books for Timely. He was a friend of Al Jaffee's and Al told him to go over to Timely for work in the early 1940's. Gantz also drew teen humor strips for Timely and he told me he definitely did some super-hero work also. He's best known for the PURPLE CLAW at Toby, Elliot Caplin's company (Al Cap's brother). Eliot Caplin's daughter told me she couldn't believe any of that Toby artwork had survived.

Gantz also won an inkspot for his syndicated panel GANTZ GLANCES that ran for years in NEWSDAY in New York. But the most curious work he did was BEANBAGS, which was a scarcely seen creator-owned title. Gantz told me he owned the characters.
Doc V.
Links
Mike Lynch's Tribute
Bail's Project Bio
Jews and the Graphic Novel by David Gantz
  Appearance
Type
Appearance
Information
Issue Cover Date
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Daring Mystery Comics 3 April 1940
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Joker Comics 9 June 1943
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Little Lizzie 1 June 1949
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Little Lizzie 1 June 1949
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Little Lizzie 1 June 1949
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Little Lizzie 1 June 1949
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Little Lizzie 1 June 1949
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Little Lizzie 1 June 1949
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Little Lizzie 1 June 1949
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Little Lizzie 1 June 1949
  story 5328 5pg art
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Little Lizzie 1 June 1949
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Little Lizzie 2 August 1949
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Little Lizzie 2 August 1949
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Little Lizzie 2 August 1949
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Little Lizzie 2 August 1949
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Little Lizzie 2 August 1949
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Little Lizzie 2 August 1949
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Little Lizzie 2 August 1949
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Little Lizzie 2 August 1949
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Little Lizzie 2 August 1949
  story 5577 6pg art
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Little Lizzie 2 August 1949
  story 5527 5pg art
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Little Lizzie 2 August 1949
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Little Aspirin 2 September 1949
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Little Aspirin 2 September 1949
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Little Aspirin 2 September 1949
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Little Aspirin 2 September 1949
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Little Aspirin 2 September 1949
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Little Aspirin 2 September 1949
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Little Aspirin 2 September 1949
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Little Aspirin 2 September 1949
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Little Aspirin 2 September 1949
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Little Aspirin 2 September 1949
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Little Lizzie 3 October 1949
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Little Lizzie 3 October 1949
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Little Lizzie 3 October 1949
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Little Lizzie 3 October 1949
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Little Lizzie 3 October 1949
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Little Lizzie 3 October 1949
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Little Lizzie 3 October 1949
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Little Lizzie 3 October 1949
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Little Lizzie 3 October 1949
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Little Lizzie 3 October 1949
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Little Lizzie 3 October 1949
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Little Lenny 3 November 1949
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Little Lenny 3 November 1949
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Frankie Fuddle 17 November 1949
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Frankie Fuddle 17 November 1949
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Frankie Fuddle 17 November 1949
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Frankie Fuddle 17 November 1949
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Frankie Fuddle 17 November 1949
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Frankie Fuddle 17 November 1949
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Little Aspirin 3 December 1949
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Little Aspirin 3 December 1949
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Little Aspirin 3 December 1949
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Little Aspirin 3 December 1949
  story 6777 10pg art
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Little Lizzie 4 January 1950
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Little Lizzie 4 January 1950
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Little Lizzie 4 January 1950
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Little Lizzie 4 January 1950
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Little Lizzie 4 January 1950
  story 6633 4pg art
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Little Lizzie 4 January 1950
  story 6776 4pg art
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Willie Comics (2nd - Jan 50) 22 January 1950
  story 6393 7pg art
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Little Lizzie 5 April 1950
  story 5907 4pg art
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Little Lizzie 5 April 1950
  story 6786 Stingy Saves the Day! 4pg art
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Little Lizzie 5 April 1950
  story 6750 4pg art
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Little Lizzie 5 April 1950
  story 6057 The Laugh's On Popsie! 4pg art
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Little Lizzie 5 April 1950
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Junior Miss (2nd - Apr 47) 38 May 1950
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Junior Miss (2nd - Apr 47) 38 May 1950
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Junior Miss (2nd - Apr 47) 38 May 1950
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Junior Miss (2nd - Apr 47) 38 May 1950
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Patsy Walker 31 November 1950
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Patsy Walker 31 November 1950
  story 5528 1pg art
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Nellie the Nurse 25 December 1950
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Nellie the Nurse 25 December 1950
  story 6110 1pg art
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Patsy Walker 32 January 1951
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Patsy Walker 32 January 1951
  story A-450 Too Much Moonlight 6pg art
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Love Tales 56 June 1952
  story A-613 Somewhere Death Awaits 5pg art
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Adventures Into Weird Worlds 8 July 1952
  story A-706 The Black Gloves 5pg art
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Mystic 11 August 1952
  story A-508 Ed's Young Wife! 3pg art
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Adventures Into Terror 11 August 1952
  story A-620 Alone 4pg art
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Adventures Into Weird Worlds 9 August 1952
story A-464 Thru the Door 4pg art
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Journey Into Mystery 2 August 1952
  story A-879 Too Young For Love 5pg art
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Girl Confessions 17 August 1952
  story A-843 The Dope Eloped! 5pg art
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Spellbound 7 September 1952
  story A-809 Plain Girl 6pg art
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Actual Confessions 13 October 1952
  story A-906 No Man of My Own! 5pg art
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Lovers 42 October 1952
  story A-765 Rub Out 5pg art
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Justice 30 October 1952
  story A-854 A Woman's Prerogative 5pg art
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Lovers 43 November 1952
  story B-739 Hunger 4pg art
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Mystery Tales 9 March 1953
  story B-846 Love Note! 6pg art
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Girl Confessions 24 March 1953
  story A-743 The Crook They Couldn't Catch! 5pg art
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Justice 37 May 1953