Friday, March 16, 2012

In Memorium: Sid Couchey

Harvey Comics artist Sid Couchey passed away at the age of ninety-two on March 11, 2012 after recently being diagnosed with an aggressive form of lymphoma cancer. Couchey began his long career in comics serving as an assistant to Superman co-creator Joe Shuster. He produced a steady and largely uncredited body of work on a number of comics through the 1950s, and then worked on various Harvey titles like Little Lotta, Richie Rich and Little Dot during the 1960s and 1970s. Later he began a second career as a local-interest cartoonist, drawing comics about "Champy", Lake Champlain’s answer to the Loch Ness Monster. Trivia: He is credited with being the first artist to embed a real-life marriage proposal in a comic. The Catacombs extends its sincerest condolences to his family, friends and fans.

1 comment:

Jeff Overturf said...

My thoughts go out to his loved ones.

It seems too often that we knew so few of these great uncredited humor artists names, but we loved their work just the same.