Bob Satterfield (cartoonist)

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Bob Satterfield in 1913, from his privately published "50 Cartoons by Satterfield"

Robert William "Bob" Satterfield (October 18, 1875 in Sharon, Pennsylvania – February 17, 1958 in Glendale, California),[1][2] also known as "Sat",[3] was an American cartoonist known for his editorial cartoons; he also created the comic strips "The Family Next Door"[3] and "Oh Thunder",[4] and the daily panels "Sat's Bear" and "Days We'll Never Forget", [3] as well as "Bizzy Bear".[5][6][7]

Satterfield's career began in 1896 when, after having studied art as a part-time student in Pittsburgh, he moved to Youngstown, Ohio for work and began sending unsolicited cartoons (most of which were based on the William Jennings Bryan presidential campaign) to the Cleveland Press;[8] the Press's editor eventually bought one, and hired Satterfield as a regular artist. In 1898, Satterfield was transferred to the Kansas City World, where he functioned as that paper's entire art department for four years until 1902, when Mark Hanna hired him to be a full-time cartoonist for the Cleveland News.[8]

In 1924, Satterfield signed an exclusive contract with Publishers Autocaster Service;[9] later, he worked for the Newspaper Enterprise Association.[2] In 1928, he produced Picture Life of a Great American: Pictorial Life of Herbert Hoover, a prototype of a comic book, in association with the Herbert Hoover presidential campaign.[10][11][12]


  1. ^ Robert W. "Bob" Satterfield at Find A Grave; published June 2, 2011; retrieved May 6 2014
  2. ^ a b Notes, from the Cleveland Press (archived at; published February 18, 1958; retrieved May 6, 2014
  3. ^ a b c Bob Satterfield, at Lambiek; published June 8, 2012; retrieved May 6, 2014
  4. ^ Satterfield, Robert W, at the Political Cartoon Society; retrieved May 6, 2014
  5. ^ Ink-Slinger Profiles: Ralph Eckhart, at Stripper's Guide; by Alex Jay; published October 15, 2012; retrieved May 6, 2014
  6. ^ BIZZY BEAR -:- -:- Illustrated Bedtime Story -:- -:-, in the Toledo News-Bee (via Google News); published December 12, 1933; retrieved May 6, 2014
  7. ^ THE MISSOURIAN IS GIVING YOU MORE OF BIZZY BEAR in the Southeast Missourian; published January 24, 1921; retrieved May 6, 2014
  8. ^ a b STORY OF OUR CARTOONIST SATTERFIELD, from the Andover News; published May 9, 1924; retrieved May 6, 2014
  9. ^ Famous Cartoonist Now Drawing For This Paper, in the Quad City Herald (archived at; published May 2, 1924; retrieved May 6, 2014
  10. ^ Picture life of a great American, at the Library of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; retrieved May 6, 2014
  11. ^ Best-Selling Comic Books: Picture Life of a Great American (1928) Archived May 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. at; retrieved May 6, 2014
  12. ^ Activity #4 Analyzing a Political Comic Book Archived May 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum; retrieved May 6, 2014