Monday, June 05, 2023

Today in Comics History, June 5: Happy birthday, Owen Cathcart-Jones!

Born on this day in 1901: Owen Cathcart-Jones, aviator, actor and script advisor (Desperate Journey and Captains of the Clouds), and author of the 1934 autobiography Aviation Memories!

from "Hall of Fame of the Air" in King Comics #30 (David McKay, September 1938), script by Eddie Rickenbacker, pencils and inks by Clayton Knight; reprinted from the 1937 Hall of Fame of the Air Sunday comic strip

He also designed the 1941 board game Be an Airman!

You can find PDFs of the board and the instructions at these links! And much more here!

Saluting Captain Cathcart-Jones on his birthday! Keep them flying!

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