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September 21, 1949
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, a cartoon character used in public affairs awareness programs for training within the telecommunication industry.
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. He continued his studies in the arts at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and University of Illinois/Chicago Circle Campus. 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.
The strip ran in approximately 150 newspapers from 1994 until 1997.
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.
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