Portrait of Cartoonist Bobby London, Photographed in his home studio for "The Artist Within: Book 2"

Happy Monday, June 29th, sending out Happy Birthday Wishes to Cartoonist Bobby London!

Happy Monday, June 29th! How's everybody doing? Hopefully healthy and Safe. Just wanted to wish Cartoonist Bobby London a very Happy Birthday, that's today!

"Bobby is one of the rare cartoonists known for both his work in underground comix as well as mainstream comic strips".

"He came to prominence in 1969 with his underground cartoons at age 19, and then garnered continued success, with his work with the notorious Air Pirates Studio, a group of underground cartoonists located in San Francisco who produced the comic book Air Pirates Funnies.

But London quickly went on to create his signature comic strip, Dirty Duck which first appeared in the Los Angeles Free Press in 1971. By 1972 it was a monthly staple of the original National Lampoon, and later went on to Playboy where it still runs today.

Bobby’s humorous illustrations were regular fare on the New York Times Op-Ed page and in Esquire Magazine, The New York Daily News, and Rolling Stone.

London won the Yellow Kid Award for Best Artist-Writer, which was presented at the Lucca Comics & Games festival in Lucca, Tuscany in 1978.

In 1986, Bobby was hired to write and draw the Popeye syndicated comic strip which he did with much acclaim until 1992. Those strips are collected in two hardcover volumes from IDW Publishing.

In the summer of 2000, London unveiled a family-oriented comic feature he created for Nickelodeon Magazine entitled Cody. He also co-wrote and storyboarded episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls for Cartoon Network and contributed character designs for King Neptune and Mindy forThe SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

London returned to the form that gave him his start in 2005 to write and draw 8 pages of comics (with cartoonist Scott Shaw) for the Grammy-nominated box set from Rhino Records, Weird Tales of The Ramones."-NCS Fest

This is the portrait of Bobby London we made for "The Artist Within: Book 2" a book of portraits of Comic Book Artists, Cartoonists, Animators and Illustrators.

You can see more portraits from the project here:

https://sampselprestonphotography.com/the-artist-within-boo…

Art © Bobby London

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Happy Monday, June 29th, sending out Happy Birthday Wishes to Cartoonist Bobby London!

Happy Monday, June 29th! How's everybody doing? Hopefully healthy and Safe. Just wanted to wish Cartoonist Bobby London a very Happy Birthday, that's today!

"Bobby is one of the rare cartoonists known for both his work in underground comix as well as mainstream comic strips".

"He came to prominence in 1969 with his underground cartoons at age 19, and then garnered continued success, with his work with the notorious Air Pirates Studio, a group of underground cartoonists located in San Francisco who produced the comic book Air Pirates Funnies.

But London quickly went on to create his signature comic strip, Dirty Duck which first appeared in the Los Angeles Free Press in 1971. By 1972 it was a monthly staple of the original National Lampoon, and later went on to Playboy where it still runs today.

Bobby’s humorous illustrations were regular fare on the New York Times Op-Ed page and in Esquire Magazine, The New York Daily News, and Rolling Stone.

London won the Yellow Kid Award for Best Artist-Writer, which was presented at the Lucca Comics & Games festival in Lucca, Tuscany in 1978.

In 1986, Bobby was hired to write and draw the Popeye syndicated comic strip which he did with much acclaim until 1992. Those strips are collected in two hardcover volumes from IDW Publishing.

In the summer of 2000, London unveiled a family-oriented comic feature he created for Nickelodeon Magazine entitled Cody. He also co-wrote and storyboarded episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls for Cartoon Network and contributed character designs for King Neptune and Mindy forThe SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

London returned to the form that gave him his start in 2005 to write and draw 8 pages of comics (with cartoonist Scott Shaw) for the Grammy-nominated box set from Rhino Records, Weird Tales of The Ramones."-NCS Fest

This is the portrait of Bobby London we made for "The Artist Within: Book 2" a book of portraits of Comic Book Artists, Cartoonists, Animators and Illustrators.

You can see more portraits from the project here:

https://sampselprestonphotography.com/the-artist-within-boo…

Art © Bobby London