Are you a fan of comics? Do you enjoy reading comic strips in newspapers or online?
If yes, then you must have heard of the Comic Strip Queen. Who is she, you ask? Well, let’s find out.
The Comic Strip Queen, also known as Mell Lazarus, was born on May 3, 1927, in New York City. She attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and started her career as a cartoonist for various magazines. In 1953, she created her first comic strip called “Miss Peach” which was published by the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate.
The Rise to Fame
“Mis Peach” became very popular with readers and was syndicated to over 500 newspapers across the United States. The strip ran for 45 years until Lazarus retired in 1998. During this time, she won several awards including the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Best Humor Strip in 1980 and the Elzie Segar Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1989.
In addition to “Miss Peach,” Lazarus also created another popular comic strip called “Momma.” This strip started in 1970 and featured a middle-aged widow named Momma who lived with her adult son Francis. The strip ran until Lazarus passed away on May 24, 2016.
Lazarus’ work had a significant impact on the world of comics and inspired many other artists to follow in her footsteps. She was known for creating relatable characters and humor that appealed to readers of all ages.
In conclusion, Mell Lazarus aka Comic Strip Queen will always be remembered as one of the most talented and influential cartoonists of our time. Her legacy lives on through her work and the countless artists she has inspired over the years. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out “Miss Peach” and “Momma” for a good laugh and a glimpse into the world of comic strips.