gene deitch (1924-2020)
Gene Deitch is best known for his work in the animation field, but he is also the author of comic strips like ’Terr’ble Thompson’. Deitch began his career at the UPA studios in 1946, where he worked on projects like ’Gerald McBoing Boing’. He later became creative art director at the company’s commercial department in New York. Between 1946 and 1951 Deitch was an illustrator for the jazz magazine The Record Changer, for which he created ’The Cat on a Hot Thin Groove’.