GOOD Edmond

GOOD Edmond

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE OF PERSON\G\GOOD Edmond, Dime Comics, 1-9, fc..jpgEdmond Good a self portrait? Dime Comics, 1-9: Inside Front cover.

Born July 1, 1910 in Saco Maine U.S.A., he came to Canada at age 10 years when his Canadian parents returned to settle in Hamilton Ontario. He attended the Hamilton Art School where he trained as a commercial artist. He married Audré Harrison in 1936 and had two children Aledra and Barton. With a family and one would think an established career in commercial art it’s a bit surprising he joined Bell Features. There he created “Rex Baxter”, a “Flash Gordon” type character for Dime Comics,1, Feb. 1942. One might think this move unusual but both Ed Furness and Syd Stein followed the same pattern and Good like Furness and Stein would move back and forth between the two occupations. Another interesting parallel exists between Audré Good and Pat Dingle wife, both of these women helped their husbands by contributing stories to Bell Feature magazines.

Good became Bell Feature’s principal cover artist, doing covers for: Active Comics, 11&13; Commando Comics, 1-6; Dime Comic, 1-13;, and WOW Comics, 8-13. In addition, Good did covers for Canadian pulp magazines like Thrilling Detective Stories and a Canadian reprint version of Weird Tales which also emerged during the war years.

Late 1943, early 1944 Good left Canada to work in the U.S. To find out about that aspect of his career go to Ivan Kocmarek’s excellent article listed below.

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content serial:

Active Comics …: “Active Jim.” … Bell Features & Publishing. Black & white.
9 no date: 35-37.

10 no date: 36-38.

Active Comics, 11 no date : 9-11. (Car., unknown probably Edmond Good.)

ILLUSTRATOR:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Cover front:

Active Comics … no date. Bell Features & Publishing. Colour
11: Misc. 13: Misc 13: “The Brain.

Wow Comics, 13, no date. “Jeff Waring”.

WRITER:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content story:

Thrilling Stories For Boys, Bell Features & Publishing, no date.                                                  “Drums Of The Leopard Men.” Illus., Murray Karn.

“U Boat Z4.” Illus., Murray Karn. Illus., Murray Karn.

CO-WRITER:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC:

Content story:

“The Pipes of Death.” Co-writ., Audré Good. Illus., Murray Karn. Thrilling Stories For Boys, Bell Features & Publishing, no date.

CO-WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC:

Content story:

“Hunger Trail.” Co-writ., Audré Good. Thrilling Stories For Boys, Bell Features & Publishing, no date.

SOURCE:

Article book:

The World Encyclopedia of Comics. Editor, Maurice Horn. Chelsea House Publishers, 1976:                                                                                                                                              “Dingle Adrian (1912 – 1974).” Writ., Peter Harris: 208.                                                      “Rex Baxter (Canada).” Writ., Peter Harris. 1976: 580.                                                      “Scorchy Smith (U.S.).” Writ., Maurice Horn: 604.

Article periodical:

Comics Feature, 27, Jan./Feb. 1984: “Strip Tease: Scorchy Smith.” Writ., Keith Gebers: 10-12.

Article newspaper:

Globe and Mail, 23 Oct.1982:“Whatever Happened to …?” Writ., Peter Harris: Fanfare 7.

Internet:

Kocmarek, Ivan. “Edmond Good.” Comic Book Daily. 4 Dec. 2014. Accessed 5 Apr. 2014.                                                                                                                                  (http://www.comicbookdaily.com/collecting-community/white-tsunami-weca-splashes/edmond-good/),

GALLERY:

GOOD Edmond Thrilling Dective cover                          Thrilling Detective, April 1942, Front cover.