|C. C. Beck|
C. C. Beck in 1982
|Birth name||Charles Clarence Beck|
|Born||June 8, 1910|
|Died||November 22, 1989 (aged 79)|
|Notable works||Captain Marvel|
Charles Clarence Beck (June 8, 1910-November 22, 1989), was an American cartoonist and comic book artist, best known for his work on Captain Marvel. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Zumbrota is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States, along the North Fork of the Zumbro River. Events 498 - Kofi Aseidu- After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Gainesville is the largest City in and County seat of Alachua County, Florida, United States. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Events 498 - Kofi Aseidu- After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing Cartoons Traditionally much of this work was and still is humorous and is intended primarily for entertainment purposes A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of Activities to do with creating Art, practicing the Arts and/or demonstrating Captain Marvel is a fictional Comic book Superhero, originally published by Fawcett Comics and later by DC Comics.
C. C. Beck was born on June 8, 1910 in Zumbrota, Minnesota. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Zumbrota is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States, along the North Fork of the Zumbro River. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Minnesota after completing an art correspondence course. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is one of America's premiere fine arts colleges located in Chicago, Illinois. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. In 1933, he joined Fawcett Publications as a staff artist. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Fawcett Comics, a subsidiary of Fawcett Publications, was one of several successful Comics publishers during the Golden Age of Comic Books in the 1940s
While working for Fawcett, Beck created pulp magazines. When the company began producing comic books in autumn 1939, Beck was assigned to draw a character created by writer Bill Parker called "Captain Thunder". Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. William "Bill" H Parker Jr (died 1963 was an American Comic book Writer and editor. Before the first issue of Whiz Comics came out, the character's name was changed to Captain Marvel. Whiz Comics was a monthly ongoing Comic book Anthology series which was published by Fawcett Comics from February 1940 to June Captain Marvel is a fictional Comic book Superhero, originally published by Fawcett Comics and later by DC Comics. Besides Captain Marvel, Beck also drew other Fawcett series, including the adventures of Spy Smasher and Ibis the Invincible. Spy Smasher is the name of two fictional characters appearing in comics published by DC Comics. Ibis the Invincible is a Fictional character, a Comic book Superhero originally published by Fawcett Comics in the 1940s and then by DC
His early Captain Marvel stories set the style for the series. Beck favored a cartoony versus realistic rendering of character and setting, which also came to be reflected in the whimsical scripting (by Otto Binder and others). Otto Oscar Binder (1911 - 1974 was a Writer of American Science fiction, non-fiction UFO, and Comic books Biography The Captain Marvel stories boasted a clean style which facilitated Beck's assistants and other Fawcett artists emulating Beck's style (one exception was Mac Raboy whose work on Captain Marvel, Jr. was more in the style of Alex Raymond). Emmanuel "Mac" Raboy ( April 9, 1914 - December 1967 was an American cartoonist whose comic books and strips remain collectibles Captain Marvel Jr (Freddy Freeman is a Fictional character, a Superhero derived from the Fawcett Comics character Captain Marvel, later purchased Alexander Gillespie Raymond ( October 2, 1909 – September 6, 1956) was an American Comic strip artist best known for creating the
The popularity of Captain Marvel allowed Fawcett to produce a number of spin-off comic books and Beck to open his own New York City comics studio in 1941. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing The City of New York Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He later expanded his studio, adding one in Englewood, New Jersey. Englewood is a city located in Bergen County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26203 New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. In this capacity Beck oversaw most of the artwork in the Marvel Family line of comics and ensured they adhered to the style he originated. They also did commercial art, most prominently a series of advertisements in comic strip form starring Captain Tootsie promoting Tootsie Roll. Done in the style of the Marvel Family books and similarly whimsical (this Captain had a large T on his shirt instead of a lightning bolt), the ads appeared in comic books (published by both Fawcett and its rivals) and in Sunday comic strip sections of newspapers.
After years of litigation due to a suit lodged by DC Comics against Fawcett for copyright infringement claiming that Captain Marvel was a copy of Superman, Fawcett in the early 1950s (partly in response to flagging sales) reached a settlement with DC in which it agreed to discontinue its comic line. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company 'Copyright infringement' (or copyright violation) is the unauthorized use of material that is covered by Copyright law in a manner that violates
After Fawcett Comics folded, Beck produced infrequent work for comics, a few issues for the short lived Milson Publications in 1966 and a handful of issues of the new revival of Captain Marvel entitled Shazam!, ironically published by DC comics, in 1973 (Beck illustrated only the first 10 issues of the series before leaving due to "creative differences" regarding plotlines). Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. In 1967 Beck created a new character named Fatman the Human Flying Saucer that appeared in three comic books. Fatman the Human Flying Saucer was a Fictional character, a Comic book Superhero created by C This character was almost the inverse of Captain Marvel in appearance and coloration, but with very different powers. Beck later relocated to Florida where, in his retirement, he produced a regular opinion column for The Comics Journal entitled "The Crusty Curmudgeon". Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The Comics Journal, often abbreviated TCJ, is a US magazine of news and criticism pertaining to Comic books and strips One of his chief topics was his objections to what he saw as the growing realism in comics art (versus the simpler style he had employed). Some see him prefiguring the exaggerated style most associated with Image Comics. Image Comics is an American Comic book publisher It was founded in 1992 by seven high-profile illustrators as a venue where creators could publish their
In the 1980s, until he died, C. C. Beck published a newsletter called FCA/SOB, which stood for Fawcett Collectors of America/Some Opinionated Bastards (the latter phrase humorously referring to himself).
He died in Gainesville, Florida of a renal ailment. Gainesville is the largest City in and County seat of Alachua County, Florida, United States.
Beck in his interview with Tom Heintjes published in Hogan's Alley #3 states he only scripted one Captain Marvel story, involving a visit to a Mayan temple.
He was recognized for his work with formal nomination as a finalist for the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1990, and induction in 1997. He was also inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame in 1993.