Those Oklahoma cartoonists with work in the collection now include Chester Gould (Dick Tracy), Archie Goodwin (The Hulk, Spider-Man), Dan Piraro (Bizarro), Russ Myers (Broom Hilda), Jack and Carole Bender (Alley Oop), Zack Mosley (Smilin’ Jack), E. Nelson Bridwell (Superman), Steve Erwin (Batman), Jim Lange (editorial cartoonist), Don Flowers (Glamor Girls), R. A. Jones (Captain America), John Wooley and Terry Tidwell (Miracle Squad), Michael Roberts (Dinosaurs for Hire), Butch Burcham (Dark Wolf), Dayne Dudley (sports cartoons), Michael Vance (Straw Men), Dave Simpson (editorial cartoons), and Jon Suter (Craig).
Current Oklahoma associates include Gray Morrow (Buck Rogers), Don Martin (Cracked), Dave Graue (Alley Oop), Ande Parks (Green Arrow), Tom Derenick (Superboy), Wayne Truman (Eclipse Monthly), Richard “Grass” Green (Wildman and Rubberoy), Duane Hanson (Craig), Stan Timmons (X-Men), C. T. Smith (Charlton), Bruce McCorkindale (Twilight Avenger), James Baldwin, Rob Davis (Star Trek), Mike Miller, Scott Youtsey, Steve Stiles, Dave Simons, Tom Floyd, Gary Dumm, Dave Hoover, Russ Sever, and Doug Hazelwood.
“We will soon be adding more than one hundred pieces of original art,” added Vance. “This will include expanding the collections of cartoonists already in the Toy and Action Figure Museum like Dave Graue (Alley Oop), E. Nelson Bridwell (Superman) and Stan Timmons (X-Men).
“It will also include work from new members like editorial cartoonist Chan Lowe, Frank Bolle, who draws the comic strip “Apartment 3-G”, Clarence Allen, one of the earliest editorial cartoonists in the state, and Jaxon Renick, who worked for Marvel and DC
“There is really nothing like the Oklahoma Artists Collection, and these new additions will require return trips to the museum to see everything on display.”
The Toy and Action Figure Museum is located at 111 S. Chickasaw in Pauls Valley. For more information, go to www.actionfiguremuseum.com or http://www.fourcolorcommentary.blogspot.com/, or call 405-238-6300.