Mary Kincaid – RIP The Daily Cartoonist

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Marie Kincaid – RIP

Designer Mary Kincaid left us.

Mary Elizabeth Kincaid (born Getz)
June 4, 1923 – September 14, 2022

From the obituary:

Mary grew up in and around Toledo OH, and when she was ten her mother died of heart disease. Luckily, she had a doting father who she was close to until his death several years later. Although he was a professional engineer on Great Lakes freighters and in steel mills and automobile factories, Mary’s father was also a gifted draftsman. He took his baby girl to Saturday art classes at the Toledo Art Museum and instilled in her a lifelong love of drawing.

Our storybook on WWJ-TV, which aired when Mary’s first two children were toddlers. Host Jane Durelle read a story while the camera focused at length on one story illustration after another, just like a storybook. Mary was one of the artists who drew these illustrations, mailing them to Detroit weekly.

In the early 1960s, she decided to create a simple French newspaper comic based on Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. His strip started in The Ann Arbor News, had great success and was later published by newspapers across the United States. She was featured in Time magazine in 1963 for this creation.

Mary then branched out into other stories, then into filmstrips and radio plays, all designed to teach foreign languages ​​to children.

Mary’s comic strip French Tales ran from 1962 to 1965.

Like Milton Caniff and Charles Schulz, Mary inspired others to create comics.


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