Ham Fisher

Ham Fisher

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hammond Edward Fisher (24 September 1900 (some sources indicate 1901) - 27 December 1955) was an American comic strip writer and cartoonist who signed his work Ham Fisher. He is best known for his popular long-run on Joe Palooka, which ranked as one of the top five newspaper comics strips during the 1940s. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Ham Fisher dropped out of school at the age of 16 to work as a brush peddler and truck driver before finding employment as a reporter and ad salesman for the Wilkes-Barre Record and then moving on to a job with the New York Daily News. In 1920, Fisher put together a sample package of Joe Palooka (then titled Joe the Dumbbell) but was unable to attract interest. By 1927, he was working as a traveling strip salesman for the McNaught Syndicate. However, Fisher also hawked his own unpublished, unsold strip.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134956155
  • 9786134956154