We all have bad days, humiliating episodes and moments of exasperation that make us feel as if we were born losers. The Born Loser has been a mainstay in newspapers since He would step in and draw the comic strips of other cartoonists when they were away or ill, giving him a huge bank of cartooning skills.
Having been thoroughly versed in hacking out the status quo, it was an easy transition to creating ineffectual pap of his own. Gargleand boss Mr. His son, Wilberforce, is dumb.
Chip is a dear friend, wonderfully talented cartoonist, and a lifelong Clevelander. I need to mention and express my gratitude to Art Sansom. I spent many a Saturday visiting Art at his home studio where he graciously and patiently critiqued my work giving me pointers and encouragement.
The Born Loser is a newspaper comic strip created by Art Sansom in His son, Chip Sansomwho started assisting on the strip inis the current artist; the strip is distributed by Newspaper Enterprise Association. Art Sansom created The Born Loser after spending 20 years churning out the illustrations on his syndicate's serious strips, he originally titled it The Loserbut under the urging of the syndicate, renamed it The Born Loser.
The Born Loser began in as a strip with no central characters that revolved around the loser theme. Gradually, it developed into the comic we see today, starring lovable loser Brutus Thornapple, his wife Gladys, mother-in-law Ramona Gargle, boss Rancid Veeblefester, dim-witted son Wilberforce and the mischievous neighbor Hurricane Hattie O'Hara. As it enters its golden 50th anniversary in MayThe Born Loser continues to mine the depths of everyday life, unearthing rich nodes of laughter and bemusement.
My career as a cartoonist began in My dad, Art Sansom, created The Born Loser in and byhe was looking for an assistant so he could ease up his heavy workload, especially with the gag writing. I had started a career in the business world immediately after I graduated from college four years earlier, and by this time I had become disenchanted with that career path and was looking for something more creative.
Cartoonist Chip Sansom '73 follows in his father's footsteps, keeping comic lovers in stitches with the award-winning strip "The Born Loser. The strip, centered on the middle-aged Brutus Thornapple and his family, pokes fun at the little misfortunes of everyday life and gives readers a chance to laugh off their own blunders. After his time at Kenyon, Sansom became an assistant to his father on the strip.
The Born Loser is a newspaper comic strip created by Art Sansom in His son, Chip Sansom, who started assisting on the strip inis the current artist. The strip is distributed by United Features Syndicate. The dailies started May 10, while the Sundays premiered on June
The Born Loser is a newspaper comic strip created by Art Sansom in His son, Chip Sansomwho started assisting on the strip inis the current artist. The strip is distributed by Newspaper Enterprise Association.
The comic strip Popeye was created 90 years ago by cartoonist Elzie Segar. In the years since Segar passed away inPopeye has been drawn by several very talented artists. I feel a special connection to one of them, Bela Zaboly, who drew Popeye from to Like my dad, Bela was from Cleveland and got his start working in the bullpen of Newspaper Enterprise Association as a staff cartoonist.