George Papp

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George Edward Papp (born January 20, 1916 - August 8, 1989 in Oradell , New Jersey ) was an American comic artist and cartoonist . Papp became famous as a longtime illustrator of the comic series Superboy , as well as co-creator of the series Green Arrow (1941), Congo Bill (1941) and Tales of the Bizarro World (1958).


Papp began working as a comic book artist in the 1930s. In 1941 he created his most effective figures with the authors Mort Weisinger and Whitney Ellsworth: the master archer Green Arrow and the jungle adventurer Congo Bill, whose adventures are published in changing forms to this day. During the Second World War , Papp joined the US Army .

After his return he took up his old job again. His most successful work in the 1950s and 1960s was the Superboy series , which he supervised as a draftsman from 1958 to 1967. During this time, Papp created the figure of the distorted Superman mirror image Bizarro together with the science fiction author Otto Binder , who eventually became the title hero of the Tales of the Bizarro World series, also designed by Papp . Papp was fired from his employer DC in 1968 because he had joined the demands for old age and health insurance for the employees of the publishing house. Then he worked as a freelance artist.

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