Cecelia Munson Paddock

    Person » Cecelia Munson Paddock is credited in 54 issues.

    Artist who worked in the late 1930s for various publishers sometimes credited as Munson Paddock, sometimes Cecelia Munson.

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    Cecelia Munson started out as a comic strip artist in the 1900s decade. Her credits include minor series such as "Mr. Bluff" (1907-08), "The Wisdom of Wiseheimer'"(1907-09), "Little Miss Thoughtful'"(1908), "Naughty Ned" (1909) and "Angelic Angelina'"(1908-09). They appeared in  New York Herald, Los Angeles Times and New York Evening Telegram.

    She moved to comic books in the mid-1930s, working for the company later known as DC. Her early features include "The Blood Pearls" in New Comics and "Monastery of the Blue God" in New Adventure Comics. In the 1940s she worked for Fox Feature Syndicate, working in series like "Green Mask". Comic book historians determine which stories she worked on by her style of art. The stories were signed under a variety of names: Cecelia Munson, Chuck Munson, Walter Frame, Leon Spuds, Lyle Ford, Martin Nye, Pad Doche, Pad Docke, etc. Some were "House names" at Fox and other artists were also using them.

    She also had credits in Harvey Comics, Quality, Street & Smith, Fawcett and Feature Comics. She mostly worked in series completed by the end of the 1940s. The only character seeming to endure among them was Ibis the Invincible, revived later. There are no known credits for her in the 1950s.

    Historian Karen Rustad points : "June 1937’s The Monastery of the Blue God, written by Cecilia Munson Paddock, was not only an early women-illustrated comic book story but also marked women's entrance into the action genre".


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