A.D. Condo

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A.D. Condo, circa 1917.

Armundo Dreisbach "A.D." Condo (September 19, 1872 in Freeport, Illinois - 24 August 1956 in Albany, California)[1] was an American cartoonist best known as the creator of the comic strip "The Outbursts of Everett True".


Condo first joined the newspaper industry in the 1880s, working as a printer's devil. In 1896, the Toledo News hired him as an editorial cartoonist as a direct response to the William Jennings Bryan presidential campaign.[2] He subsequently worked for the Cleveland Press,[3] and was then contracted to the Press's owner, the Newspaper Enterprise Association, where he created "The Outbursts of Everett True".

Other works[edit]

Condo's other works included "Diana Dillpickles", "Osgar und Adolf" (1911-1915, ethnic humor), and "Mr. Skygack, from Mars" (1907-1912, often described as the first science fiction comic strip).[4]

The last comic strip to feature Condo's byline was published in 1946.[5]


  1. ^ News of Yore: A.D. Condo's Aim Is True at Stripper's Guide, by Allan Holtz; published March 18, 2012; retrieved March 2, 2013
  2. ^ CONDO’S REFORMER ‘EVERETT TRUE’ HAS NOW SWATTED 6,000 PESTS, from the Montana Daily Independent; by A.H. Frederick; published November 18, 1923; archived at Yesterday's Papers
  3. ^ Everett True: A.D. Condo, Artist Who Created Him In 1902, from the New Orleans States; published 10/2/1917; archived at Stripper's Guide (March 18, 2012); retrieved March 2, 2013
  4. ^ Mr. Skygak, From Mars, at the Filson Historical Society, by Michael Veach; published September 28, 2010; retrieved March 2, 2013
  5. ^ A. D. Condo (1872-1956), by John Adcock, at Yesterday's Papers; published 16 May 2009; retrieved 2 March 2013