Art Saaf


Art Saaf

Infobox Comics creator


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birthname = Arthur Saaf
birthdate = December 4, 1921
location = Brooklyn, New York
deathdate = April 21, 2007
deathplace =
nationality = American
area = Penciller, Inker
alias = Art Saaf
notable works = Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dell Comics
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Arthur "Art" Saaf (December 4, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York - April 21, 2007 [ [http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=109821/ Art Saaf RIP 1921-2007] ] ) was an American comic book artist from the Golden Age of Comics who also worked in television. He commonly went by Art or Artie.

Saaf developed his art skills working at McFadden Publishing in 1938 and built his first art table using schematics from "Mechanics Illustrated". He then majored in pictorial illustration at Pratt Institute from 1941 to 1942, then attended the School of Arts and Mechanics and the Art Students League. [http://www.artsaaf.com Official website] ]

During World War II Saaf worked on titles including "Commando Rangers", "Clipper Kirk", "Phantom Falcons" as well as covers for "Wings" and "Jumbo". He also "ghosted" "Hap Hopper", providing art credited to Drew Pearson. After the War Saaf worked for Timely Comics, Dell Comics as well as autobiographical comics including "The Clown of Baseball" for Real Life Comics.

While still doing comic book work, Saaf ventured into television. In 1954 he worked for the Kudner Agency as an assistant television director and provided storyboards for "The Jackie Gleason Show", and followed that in 1956 working for Dancer, Fitzgerald and Sample Agency.

Around 1959, Saaf began working at a freelancer, stating "the pace was too fast, and I wanted time to think about what I was doing." Into the 1960s he worked for numerous agencies providing many advertisements for products ranging from Post Cereal, Crest, Zest, Maxwell House, Life Savers and many others.

In the 1970s, he worked for DC Comics and Standard Comics illustrating romance stories until finally leaving comic books. He continued drawing however by providing work for "Highlights for Children" magazine as well as various newspapers and other publications.

Saaf died in 2007, collapsing from the effects of Parkinson's disease at age 79. [ [http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=109821/ Art Saaf, RIP] ]

Notes

Quotes

The real joy here is Art Saaf’s beautiful artwork. I’m not too familiar with his career, but on this showing it’s well worth investigating. He draws a lovely Supergirl, the flying scenes being particularly effective: she looks carefree and joyous [ [http://www.thefifthbranch.com/gorilladaze/?m=200710&paged=2 Gorilla Daze » 2007» October ] ]

External links

* [http://www.artsaaf.com Official site]

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NAME= Saaf, Art
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Saaf, Arthur
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Comics creator
DATE OF BIRTH= December 4, 1921
PLACE OF BIRTH= Brooklyn, New York
DATE OF DEATH= April 21, 2007
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