Bill Kresse

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William Joseph "Bill" Kresse (June 17, 1933 - January 21, 2014)[1] was an American cartoonist who drew the comic strip "Super" Duper, which was published in the New York Daily News in the 1960s and 1970s.[2]

After graduating from New York City's High School of Art and Design, he began working for the animation studio Terrytoons, in New Rochelle, New York.[3] He went on to design conveyor belt systems before obtaining a job in the art department of the news agency the Associated Press.[3] He went on to become an illustrator and cartoonist at the New York Daily News, the New York Herald-Tribune and other newspapers. Kresse and Rolf Ahlsen created the comic strips "Super" Duper and Scratch, often signed under the joint credit Krahlsen.[3]

Kresse received the National Cartoonists Society's 1974 Advertising and Illustration Award.[4]

Kresse was married to Lorraine Kresse,[1] who has been board president of their cooperative apartment house, Terrace View,[5] in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens,[2] and a member of Queens Community Board 3.[citation needed]

Kresse died on January 21, 2014, at New York Hospital Queens, in the Flushing neighborhood.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "William Joseph Kresse (1933-2014)". Dignity Memorials. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b Heintjes, Tom; Buethe, Bob (July 3, 2012). "Bill Kresse and "Super" Duper". Hogan's Alley (15). Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Bill Kresse at the Lambiek Comiclopedia. Archived from the original on May 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "NCS Awards > Advertising Illustration". National Cartoonists Society. Archived from the original on July 26, 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ Hedderman, Domini (October 2006). "Getting Good Help: Recruiting (and Keeping) New Board Members". The Cooperator. Archived from the original on July 1, 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 

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