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Grand Comics Database‘s Today’s Memory

Grand Comics Database‘s Today’s Memory

Floyd Gottfredson’s birthday

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Floyd Gottfredson (5 May 1905 – 22 July 1986, USA) is the artist of the classic ‘Mickey Mouse’ newspaper strip. He is the artist that shaped Mickey’s comics character, and gave him his first big adventures. As a youngster, Floyd Gottfredson was interested in comics like ‘Krazy Kat’, ‘Barney Google’ and ‘Jerry on the Job’. Born in Kaysville, Utah, Gottfredson took a correspondence course in art from the London School. He started out illustrating flyers and drawing for local newspapers like the Salt Lake City Telegram and the Utah Farmer.

In the late 1920s, he moved to Los Angeles to start a more professional career in the cartooning field. He was hired by Disney as an apprentice animator. Gottfredson worked on the ‘Silly Symphonies’ for a while, but was soon asked to take over the four-month-old ‘Mickey Mouse’ newspaper strip from Ub Iwerks and Win Smith. Originally scripted by Disney himself, the ‘Mickey Mouse’ strip was soon turned over to Gottfredson for both art and story in May 1930.

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