Today in Comics: Roy Thomas & “Cathy”
“Cathy” turns 30!
Today, November 22, is typically remembered as the day United States President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963. But the comics world remembers today with two important births.
Today in 1940, Roy Thomas was born in Missouri. He grew up to write for Marvel Comics, starting in the mid-1960s, on Conan the Barbarian, X-Men, The Avengers, and other titles before becoming Marvel Editor-in-Chief for two years. He also worked for DC Comics in the 1980s on such titles as Justice Society of America, All-Star Squadron, and Infinity, Inc. He continues to work to this day, most recently returning to the character he created to write Dynamite Entertainment’s Red Sonja: Monster Island. (Source: Wikipedia)
(Roy Thomas; photo from The Robert E. Howard United Press Association)
Today in 1976, Cathy Guisewite’s comic strip “Cathy” debuted in United States newspapers through the Universal Press Syndicate. The strip, playing off gender stereotypes, still runs in thousands of newspapers and online at goComics. The strip won a Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society in 1993. A Cathy television special won Guisewite an Emmy in 1987. (Source: Wikipedia)