Norm Rice (cartoonist)
|Born||Norman Howard Rice
Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||31 December 1965
Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
|Pen name||Norm Rice, Tom Rice|
|Occupation||Cartoonist, Comic book/strip artist|
Norman Rice (1913–1965), was an Australian cartoonist, comic book artist and illustrator.
Norman Howard Rice, was born in 1913, in Newtown, New South Wales. Upon leaving school he became an apprentice with a Sydney sign writing firm. Rice also studied art at Jack Watkin's Sydney Art School.
Rice worked freelance, selling cartoons to The Bulletin, Smith's Weekly, Rydges Business Journal and other Sydney publications. Rice also drew comic strips, including Powerman, Steele Carewe, Dr Darbill and Nick Carver of the Circus for Frank Johnson Publications.
At the beginning of the Second World War Rice joined an army camouflage unit; he later transferred to a survey unit and served in New Guinea. During this time he produced a comic book of wartime cartoons called Rice and Shine.
Following the war, in 1946, Rice joined the staff of Smith's Weekly as a cartoonist. When the paper ceased publication in October 1950 Rice returned to freelancing and also prepared promotional material for Universal Films.
- Shiell, Annette (1998). Bonzer: Australian Comics 1900s–1990s. Redhill, South Australia: Eluga Media. pp. 124–125. ISBN 1-876308-12-5.
- John Ryan (1979). Panel By Panel: an Illustrated History of Australian Comics. Cassell. p. 172. ISBN 0-7269-7376-9.
- John Ryan (1979). Panel By Panel: an Illustrated History of Australian Comics. Cassell. p. 81. ISBN 0-7269-7376-9.
- "Artist killed in Crash". The Argus. Melbourne, Victoria: National Library of Australia. 2 January 1957. p. 9. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
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