Robb Armstrong

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Robb Armstrong
BornRobbin Armstrong
(1962-03-04) March 4, 1962 (age 56)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Known forComic strip "JumpStart"

Robb Armstrong is an American cartoonist, best known for creating the comic strip Jump Start, as well as for some of his motivational speeches.[1] He was born on March 4, 1962, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Armstrong graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. He started drawing sketches of Charlie Brown at age five, and he lists Charles M. Schulz as one of his influences and heroes.[2] Schulz gave his Franklin, the Peanuts strip’s black character, the surname Armstrong, after Robb Armstrong.[2]

Armstrong's mother, Dorothy was a seamstress. He had four siblings.[3]

JumpStart, Armstrong's comic strip, is syndicated in over 300 newspapers throughout the United States, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, and the Boston Globe.[3]

On May 19, 2012, Robb Armstrong received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris causa degree from Holy Family University in Pennsylvania.[4]

Mr. Armstrong has two children and is married to Ms. Crystal D. Armstrong, an event planner.[5] They reside in Los Angeles, California.[3]


  1. ^ ""Jump Start" Cartoonist Robb Armstrong". Salisbury University. 2002-01-22. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  2. ^ a b "'Peanuts' Character Franklin Turns 50". Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  3. ^ a b c "Armstrong: JumpStart's positive depiction of African American life is refreshing". Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  4. ^ "Distinguished Alumni Award Presented to Robbin Armstrong '81 and Paolo Malabuyo '91 April 29, 2016". The Shipley School. 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  5. ^ "Robb Armstrong (JumpStart) |". GoComics. 2013-10-25. Retrieved 2018-07-30.

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