Art Sansom

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Art Sansom
Born Arthur B. Sansom
(1920-09-16)September 16, 1920
East Cleveland, Ohio
Died July 4, 1991(1991-07-04) (aged 70)
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works
The Born Loser

Arthur B. Sansom (September 16, 1920 – July 4, 1991), better known as Art Sansom, was an American comic strip cartoonist who created the long-running comic strip The Born Loser.

He was born in East Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating with an art degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1942, Sansom worked as an engineer/draftsman for General Electric.[1]

Sansom created the strip Chris Welkin—Planeteer with Russ Winterbotham which ran from 1952 until 1964. In 1965, he created The Born Loser for the Newspaper Enterprise Association. In the mid-1980s, he was assisted on the strip by his son Chip Sansom, who assumed responsibility for the strip upon his death.

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They received the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for best humor comic strip in 1987 and 1991.

He is buried in Lakewood Park Cemetery in Rocky River, Ohio.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Art Sansom Cartoons 1966-1968 Syracuse University, 14 Apr 2009, Retrieved 11/29/2010
  2. ^ Vigil, Vicki Blum (2007). Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio: Stones, Symbols & Stories. Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company, Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59851-025-6

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