Monday, June 24, 2019

Jane Krom Grammer: A Golden-Age Comic Book Artist Finally Receives Credit for Her Work by Carol L. Tilley

A page of Jane Krom’s art from the Dotty story in Supersnipe Comics, November 1946. Image courtesy of Steven Thompson.

Comics Scholar Carol Tilley sheds light on an unknown female golden age comic book artist, Jane Krom. Ms. Krom (1920 - 2012) drew a feature titled "Dotty" for Supersnipe Comics. 

"At the Grand Comics Database, many of the Dotty stories have at the time of this writing been attributed to George Marcoux, who died in April 1946. Marcoux was a protege of Percy Crosby as well as the creator of the Supersnipe character, who headlined the comic books in which Dotty appeared. Jane Krom’s work certainly shares in some of both Marcoux’s and Crosby’s playful and sweet visual realism. Her child characters look and act like real kids: alternately kinetic and languid, wise beyond their years and naïve."

Jane Krom Grammer, early 1940s. Image courtesy of her daughter Barrie Schindler.

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