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LEONARD STARR - PARTY - Dec. 11, 1965
LEONARD STARR - PARTY - Dec. 11, 1965
Published: 2015/07/05
Channel: Thomas B Sawyer
Leonard in Slow Motion: VICE Shorts
Leonard in Slow Motion: VICE Shorts
Published: 2015/01/28
Channel: VICE
Official: Imagos v. Alex Mauer - Week 2 - The Complaint
Official: Imagos v. Alex Mauer - Week 2 - The Complaint
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: Lawful Masses with Leonard French
Imagos v. Alex Mauer - Interview with Don Thacker and reviewing the filings
Imagos v. Alex Mauer - Interview with Don Thacker and reviewing the filings
Published: 2017/07/22
Channel: Lawful Masses with Leonard French
Alex Mauer enforces contract by DMCA extortion
Alex Mauer enforces contract by DMCA extortion
Published: 2017/06/25
Channel: Lawful Masses with Leonard French
Alex Mauer
Alex Mauer's Copyright Claim Abuse
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit
"Golden Age" panel 2009 San Diego con
"Golden Age" panel 2009 San Diego con
Published: 2012/01/26
Channel: ytshawzam
REUNITED - Another Apocalypse Movie (Starring Martin Starr)
REUNITED - Another Apocalypse Movie (Starring Martin Starr)
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: SourceFedNERD
Alex Mauer: Motion to strike denied
Alex Mauer: Motion to strike denied
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: SidAlpha
Julia sings "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen at the Southern Starr Talent competition
Julia sings "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen at the Southern Starr Talent competition
Published: 2014/09/29
Channel: Jon Hall
ThunderCats - Original Cartoon Intro Opening (1985)
ThunderCats - Original Cartoon Intro Opening (1985)
Published: 2013/07/09
Channel: SaturdayMorningVideo
Ringo Starr Reveals The Secret Of His Distinctive Rhythm - CONAN on TBS
Ringo Starr Reveals The Secret Of His Distinctive Rhythm - CONAN on TBS
Published: 2012/02/02
Channel: Team Coco
Hallelujah - Live Symphony & Choir - Feat. 16 yr. old McKenna Breinholt
Hallelujah - Live Symphony & Choir - Feat. 16 yr. old McKenna Breinholt
Published: 2015/07/15
Channel: Cinematic Pop
La Mafia Live in Starr County
La Mafia Live in Starr County
Published: 2013/11/29
Channel: JusttJimmie
Xbox Innovation Guy with Martin Starr: The Interview
Xbox Innovation Guy with Martin Starr: The Interview
Published: 2015/11/13
Channel: Xbox
Alex Mauer DMCA Update: Imagos gets litigious
Alex Mauer DMCA Update: Imagos gets litigious
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: SidAlpha
WTF Podcast - MARTIN STARR
WTF Podcast - MARTIN STARR
Published: 2016/07/09
Channel: WTF Podcast Marc Maron
Xbox Innovation Guy with Martin Starr: You’re Welcome
Xbox Innovation Guy with Martin Starr: You’re Welcome
Published: 2015/11/11
Channel: Xbox
Transformação de Mumm-Ra
Transformação de Mumm-Ra
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: travessurasavessas
ThunderCats TV Show Intro
ThunderCats TV Show Intro
Published: 2012/08/26
Channel: Reza The Rizzler
Remembering Leonard Cohen, Kay Starr, Janet Reno
Remembering Leonard Cohen, Kay Starr, Janet Reno
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Rememberingthepassed
The Killer of Little Shepherds Audiobook Part 1 , Douglas Starr
The Killer of Little Shepherds Audiobook Part 1 , Douglas Starr
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: Andrew Anthony
Thundercats Reseña l Capítulos del 1 al 10
Thundercats Reseña l Capítulos del 1 al 10
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: Play Day
Hi-Rez - 3 Ft Tall (Prod. Rekstarr)
Hi-Rez - 3 Ft Tall (Prod. Rekstarr)
Published: 2015/09/05
Channel: SwagyTracks
$170 STAR Eyeshadow Palette: Overpriced? Review + Quick Demo | Mariah Leonard
$170 STAR Eyeshadow Palette: Overpriced? Review + Quick Demo | Mariah Leonard
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: Mariah Leonard
THUNDERCATS  Abertura em Português
THUNDERCATS Abertura em Português
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: shiryuscc
OFICIAL TRAILER - Thundercats
OFICIAL TRAILER - Thundercats
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Trailers
Imagos
Imagos's Motion to Strike Denied, Case moves to Discovery
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: Lawful Masses with Leonard French
Abertura da Série Animada Thundercats
Abertura da Série Animada Thundercats
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: ArmandOlive
Part 5 of 11: Shel Dorf interviews Milt Caniff in Nov. 1982
Part 5 of 11: Shel Dorf interviews Milt Caniff in Nov. 1982
Published: 2010/01/27
Channel: ShelDorfTribute
Ocean Starr - Cover - Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
Ocean Starr - Cover - Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
Published: 2016/03/07
Channel: Ocean Starr Cline
Thundercats - Roger Lemm
Thundercats - Roger Lemm
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: Qual a Trilha?
Thundercats Review capítulos 37 al 50
Thundercats Review capítulos 37 al 50
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Play Day
Mirabai Starr - Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview
Mirabai Starr - Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: BuddhaAtTheGasPump
The Art of Vincent Van Gogh, Part I
The Art of Vincent Van Gogh, Part I
Published: 2013/12/04
Channel: hadleykia
Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani and Martin Starr talk made-up start-ups
Published: 2014/03/11
Channel: HitFix
United States v. Alex Mauer
United States v. Alex Mauer
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: Lawful Masses with Leonard French
Chris Evans, Leonard Maltin and Adam Scott guest - Doug Benson. Doug Loves Movies.
Chris Evans, Leonard Maltin and Adam Scott guest - Doug Benson. Doug Loves Movies.
Published: 2012/09/23
Channel: Adriana Gomez
Official: Imagos v. Alex Mauer - Week 1 - The Filing
Official: Imagos v. Alex Mauer - Week 1 - The Filing
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Lawful Masses with Leonard French
"THE IROQUOIS TRAIL" George Montgomery, Brenda Marshall, Sheldon Leonard. 6-16-1950.
"THE IROQUOIS TRAIL" George Montgomery, Brenda Marshall, Sheldon Leonard. 6-16-1950.
Published: 2015/02/26
Channel: THE ORIGINAL ALLISON HAYES CHANNEL
Game Composer
Game Composer's ILLEGAL DMCA RAMPAGE - The Know Game News
Published: 2017/06/27
Channel: The Know
LUCILLE STARR # Storms Never Last
LUCILLE STARR # Storms Never Last
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: yvan leonard
Lee Marvin I was born under a Wandering Star remastered
Lee Marvin I was born under a Wandering Star remastered
Published: 2013/02/13
Channel: Time Light Pictures
YouTubers Held Hostage With DMCA Takedowns By Former Starr Mazer Composer, Alex Mauer
YouTubers Held Hostage With DMCA Takedowns By Former Starr Mazer Composer, Alex Mauer
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: IAmPattyJack
Composer Files Tons of Spurious DMCA Takedowns For Extortion Purposes
Composer Files Tons of Spurious DMCA Takedowns For Extortion Purposes
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: Jim Sterling
The Curious Case Of Alex Mauer -- Starr Mazer DSP DMCA Copyright Strike -- Indie-Fensible #Gamergate
The Curious Case Of Alex Mauer -- Starr Mazer DSP DMCA Copyright Strike -- Indie-Fensible #Gamergate
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: ShortFatOtaku
JAVAD DAY | NICK SMITH | COURTNEY LEONARD - How to follow a Choir
JAVAD DAY | NICK SMITH | COURTNEY LEONARD - How to follow a Choir
Published: 2015/03/23
Channel: alazaruz
James Joyce
James Joyce's Love Letters with Martin Starr
Published: 2014/05/06
Channel: Funny Or Die
Christian Starr-Lassen 100sec Acting Demo
Christian Starr-Lassen 100sec Acting Demo
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: cstarr
CNIC Fire and Emergency Services at SeaAirSpace 2014
CNIC Fire and Emergency Services at SeaAirSpace 2014
Published: 2014/04/08
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Leonard Starr
Leonard Starr.jpg
Starr in 1982
Born (1925-10-28)October 28, 1925
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died June 30, 2015(2015-06-30) (aged 89)
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Editor, Publisher, Producer
Notable works
On Stage
Little Orphan Annie

Leonard Starr (October 28, 1925 – June 30, 2015) was an American cartoonist, comic book artist, and advertising artist, best known for creating the newspaper comic strip On Stage and reviving Little Orphan Annie.

Early life[edit]

Born October 28, 1925,[1] in New York City,[2] Starr graduated from Manhattan's High School of Music and Art and then studied at Pratt Institute.[3]

Career[edit]

While attending Pratt during 1942-43, Starr worked for the Harry "A" Chesler and the Funnies, Inc. studios, contributing to the early comic book features produced at these studios.[3] For Funnies, Inc., he began as a background artist, eventually inking Bob Oksner's pencils. He graduated to drawing for early Timely/Marvel Comics titles, including the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner.[3]

Throughout the 1940s, Starr worked for a plethora of publishers of both comic books and pulps, including Better Publications, Consolidated Book, Croyden Publications, E. R. Ross Publishing, Fawcett Comics (doing Don Winslow of the Navy, 1944–46), Hillman Periodicals and M. C. Combs.[3] He worked with Joe Simon and Jack Kirby on their earlier romance comics titles, in particular the Crestwood/Prize title Young Romance.[4]

In the late 1940s, he drew for EC Comics, including War Against Crime, before working both as an advertising artist and producing a large amount of work for both the American Comics Group and DC Comics titles during the early to mid-1950s. His DC work spanned a large number of covers, and work on titles as diverse as Doctor 13, House of Mystery, Gang Busters, Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman and Star-Spangled War Stories, mainly prior to 1957.[3] For ACG, he worked on Adventures into the Unknown, Operation Peril and Soldiers of Fortune among other titles.[5] In 1955-56, he moved from comic books to comic strips with uncredited work on King Features' Flash Gordon.[3]

Leonard Starr's Mary Perkins, On Stage (November 7, 1974)

Mary Perkins, On Stage[edit]

In 1957, Starr created the comic strip On Stage, later titled Mary Perkins, On Stage for the Chicago-Tribune-New York News Syndicate.[3] Characterized by a mix of soap opera, adventure and humor, the strip featured tight, realistic graphics and, from the beginning, strong layouts, design and storytelling. He received the National Cartoonists Society's Story Comic Strip Award for On Stage in 1960 and 1963, and their Reuben Award in 1965. He continued producing Mary Perkins, On Stage until 1979.[3] Starr would later cite the work of Alex Raymond and Milton Caniff as influences on the strip's artwork.[6]

Other work[edit]

Starr returned to comic books very briefly during the 1970s and 1980s, working on "Morbius, the Living Vampire" for Marvel in 1975[7] and providing art for DC's Who's Who in the DC Universe (1986) and for a Superman and Lois Lane story in Action Comics.[3][8] For Dargaud in Paris, he created Kelly Green with Stan Drake in 1980. This series of graphic novels about the sexy and capable female action heroine Kelly Green, were illustrated by Drake.

Starr expanded into animation in the 1980s, as he noted, "Started writing television scripts in the early 1970s, and in 1984 I was asked to develop and write the bible for the animated television show ThunderCats, and also act as the story editor and head writer. Moved to Westport, Connecticut in 1970 where I still live today." Starr eventually wrote 23 episodes for ThunderCats.[9]

He also worked on the Rankin Bass series Ghost Warrior (1985).[3]

Little Orphan Annie[edit]

Leonard Starr's Little Orphan Annie

In 1979 he revived the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. The strip had been in reprints since 1974 after a string of unsuccessful artists had succeeded the famous creator Harold Gray, who had died in 1968. Retitled Annie, Starr's incarnation of the strip received the National Cartoonists Society's Story Comic Strip Award in 1983 and 1984. Starr continued it successfully until his retirement in 2000.[3]

Later life[edit]

Beginning in 2006, Starr produced new artwork for the covers to the ongoing series of On Stage reprint volumes published by Classic Comics Press.[citation needed] He died June 30, 2015.[10]

Bibliography[edit]

ThunderCats[edit]

  • Exodus
  • The Unholy Alliance
  • Berbils
  • The Slaves of Castle Plun-Darr
  • The Tower of Traps
  • The Ghost Warrior
  • The Spaceship Beneath the Sands
  • Lion-O's Anointment First Day: The Trial of Strength
  • The Crystal Queen
  • Lion-O's Anointment Second Day: The Trial of Speed
  • Lion-O's Anointment Third Day: The Trial of Cunning
  • Lion-O's Anointment Fourth Day: The Trial of Mind Power
  • Lion-O's Anointment Final Day: The Trial of Evil
  • ThunderCats Ho! Parts 1-5
  • Mumm-Ra Lives! Parts 1-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Leonard Starr". Lambiek Comiclopedia. Archived from the original on December 11, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Bails, Jerry; Hames Ware. "Starr, Leonard". Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2008. 
  4. ^ Howell, Richard, "Introduction" to Real Love - The Best of the Simon and Kirby Romance Comics" 1940s-1950s (Eclipse Books, 1988)
  5. ^ "Leonard Starr's Comics Work 1945-50; 1951-55". Archived from the original on August 9, 2006. Retrieved 2017-05-14. . Accessed July 9, 2008
  6. ^ Ron Goulart,The Funnies: 100 Years of American Comic Strips, Holbrook, Massachusetts. Adams Publishing, 1995. ISBN 094473524X (p. 191)
  7. ^ Moench, Doug (w), Robbins, Frank (p), Starr, Leonard (i). "Night of the Vampire-Stalker" Adventure into Fear 27 (April 1975), Marvel Comics
  8. ^ Byrne, John (w), Byrne, John (p), Starr, Leonard; Williams, Keith (i). "Visitor" Action Comics 597 (February 1988), DC Comics
  9. ^ Crichton 2011, p. 81.
  10. ^ Evanier, Mark (June 30, 2015). "Leonard Starr, R.I.P.". News From Me. Archived from the original on July 4, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Crichton, David (2011). Hear the Roar!. Telos Publishing.

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