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January 27, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER, CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every day, hundreds of thousands of American newspaper readers turn eagerly to find out what's happening to policeman Joe Cobb and his wife, Marcy, a nurse--the featured characters in the comic strip "Jump Start." Unlike most comic-strip heroes, the Cobbs are African Americans. So is Robb Armstrong, 28, creator of "Jump Start" and one of only four African-American syndicated cartoonists in the country.
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January 27, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER, CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every day, hundreds of thousands of American newspaper readers turn eagerly to find out what's happening to policeman Joe Cobb and his wife, Marcy, a nurse--the featured characters in the comic strip "Jump Start." Unlike most comic-strip heroes, the Cobbs are African Americans. So is Robb Armstrong, 28, creator of "Jump Start" and one of only four African-American syndicated cartoonists in the country.
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January 29, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
When Morrie Turner was just a cartoon-doodling kid in Oakland, he wrote a fan letter to the creator of the popular comic strip "Terry and the Pirates. " In return, Milton Caniff, who later created "Steve Canyon," sent young Turner a typed, six-page personal reply with pointers on story lines and drawing. "It changed my whole life," Turner told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2005. "The fact that he took the time to share all that with a kid, a stranger, didn't impress me all that much at the time.
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May 13, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was no ship of fools but there was enough foolishness aboard to sink a ship. Sailing on the Norwegian Cruise Line's luxury liner from Miami to the Bahamas and back were 125 of the world's funniest people--the creators of a cast of cartoon characters that make millions laugh each day. The characters are some of our closest friends--Cathy, Crock, that crank bus driver Ed Crankshaft, Momma, Beetle Bailey, the Wizard of Id, Wiley, Thor and the Clumsy Carp from B.C.
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