Marcia Snyder

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Marcia Snyder
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Born
Marcia Louise Snyder

(1907-05-13)May 13, 1907
Kalamazoo, Michigan
DiedFebruary 27, 1976(1976-02-27) (aged 68)
Lauderdale, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Known forCartoonist
Notable work
Planet Comics feature "Camilla"

Marcia Louise Snyder (sometimes spelled "Snider")[1] was a comic book artist and newspaper cartoonist who worked for the Binder Studio, Timely Comics, Fawcett Comics, and Fiction House during the Golden Age of Comic Books.

Biography[edit]

Snyder was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on May 13, 1907.[2] She graduated from Western Normal High School in 1925.[3]

Around the time she started working for Timely, she lived in Greenwich Village with her girlfriend, Mickey.[4] At Fiction House, a publisher known for its female adventure heroes, she worked on such titles as "Camilla," a jungle-girl feature in Planet Comics.[5][6]

In the late '70s, she "assisted" on the police comic Kerry Drake. What exactly that role entailed is unclear, though it is known that the original and credited creator was relying on ghostwriters and artists at that point.[7]

Snyder is rumored to have married later in life.[1]

She died on February 27, 1976 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "David Hajdu: BSS #207," The Bat Segundo Show (May 9, 2008).
  2. ^ Jay, Alex. "Comics: Marcia Snyder, Artist". Tenth Letter of the Alphabet. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Saunders, David. "Marcia Snyder (1907-1976)". Field Guide to Wild American Pulp Artists. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  4. ^ Interview with Vince Fago, Alter-Ego Magazine. Vol. 3 no. 11, November 2001. p. 13
  5. ^ Robbins, Trina A Century of Women Cartoonists. Northampton, MA: Kitchen Sink Press, 1993. pp. 78, 81
  6. ^ "Dames, documentary and dissent: 200 years of women in comics – gallery". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  7. ^ Collector's Society, A Month in the Life of the Comics

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