Charles Boyce

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Charles Boyce (born 1949 in Olive Branch, Mississippi), is an American cartoonist known for his syndicated comic panel Compu-toon. He grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He's also known for the creation and developing of the KeyPad Kid,[1] a cartoon character used in public affairs awareness programs for training within the telecommunication industry.

Biography[edit]

Boyce attended the Memphis Academy of Arts in the 1960s,[2] and in 1969 enlisted in the United States Navy.

While serving as a lithographer stationed in the print shop on the USS Cascade AD-16, an attendant destroyer that patrolled the Mediterranean Sea during the Vietnam War, he created his first comic strip, Pudgy and JB, for the USS Cascader, the ship's newspaper.[citation needed] He continued his studies in the arts at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and University of Illinois/Chicago Circle Campus.[citation needed] In 1984, while working for the Chicago Tribune, Boyce had an opportunity to develop a comic strip - Compu-toon - for the in-house newsletter, TribNews.[citation needed]

The strip ran in approximately 150 newspapers from 1994 until 1997.[3]

Boyce took early retirement in 2003, and has since been producing daily panels on the Internet for Universal Press Syndicate including a color panel for Sunday. He resides in Barrington, Illinois with his wife.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1. Description of website carrying information on the KeyPad Kid (www.calphoneinfo.ca.gov/about+us/index.htm , now http://www.calphoneinfo.com/) http://www.keypadkid.com/
  2. ^ Charles Boyce
  3. ^ Tribune Media Services International | Byline

http://thekeypadkid.blogspot.com http://www.gocomics.com/compu-toon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribune_Media_Services