Daniel S. DeCarlo (12 December 1919, New Rochelle, New York - 19 December 2001, New Rochelle, New York) was an American cartoonist best known as the artist who developed the look of Archie Comics in the late 1950s and early 1960s, modernizing the characters to their contemporary appearance and establishing the publisher's house style. Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common New Rochelle ( French: Nouvelle-Rochelle) is a city in the south-east portion of the U New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the 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 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 Archie Comics is an American Comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper As well, he is the generally recognized creator of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats (with the lead character named for his wife), and Cheryl Blossom. Sabrina the Teenage Witch is the name of a Comic book series published by Archie Comics about the adventures of a teenage Fictional Cheryl Blossom is a Fictional character of the Archie Comics universe His twin sons, Dan Jr. and James "Jim" DeCarlo (b. January 27, 1948) were also prolific "Archie" artists, pencilling and inking respectively. 
Previous to this he had a remarkable 10-year run on the humor title Millie the Model for Marvel Comics' 1950s predecessor, Atlas Comics, writing and drawing the slapsticky adventures of Millie Collins, her redheaded friendly nemesis Chili Storm and the rest of cast from #18-93 (June 1949 - Nov. Millie the Model was Marvel Comics ' longest-running Humor title first published by the company's 1940s predecessor Timely Comics, and continuing Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Atlas Comics is the 1950s Comic book Publishing company that would evolve into Marvel Comics. Slapstick is a type of Comedy involving exaggerated physical violence or activities which exceed the boundaries of common sense such as a character being hit in the face with 1959). DeCarlo also contributed the short-lived Sherry the Showgirl and Showgirls for Atlas.
Dan DeCarlo attended New Rochelle High School in his hometown, followed by Manhattan's Art Students League from 1938 to 1941, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. New Rochelle High School ( NRHS) is a Public high school, comprising grades 9 through 12 in New Rochelle New York, operated by the City School Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York Conscription (also known as the draft, the call-up or national service) is a general term for involuntary labor demanded by some established authority The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. Stationed in Great Britain, he worked in the motor pool and as a draftsman, and painted company mascots on the noses of airplanes. See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands Nose art is a decorative Painting or design on the Fuselage of a Military aircraft, usually located near the nose and is a form of Aircraft graffiti He also drew a weekly military comic strip. A military is an Organization authorized by its Nation to use force usually including use of Weapons in defending its Country (or by attacking A comic strip is a sequence of drawings that tells a story Currently in the Western world, most comic strips are written and drawn by a Comics artist He met his future wife, French citizen Josie Dumont, in Belgium after the Battle of the Bulge. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those The Ardennes Offensive (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945 was a major German offensive launched towards the end of World War II through the forested Ardennes Mountains
In addition to his comic-book work, DeCarlo drew freelance pieces for the magazines The Saturday Evening Post and Argosy, as well as publisher Martin Goodman's Humorama line of pin-up girl cartoon digests. Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally The Saturday Evening Post was a weekly Magazine published in the United States from August 4, 1821 to February 8, Martin Goodman (born January 18, 1908; died June 6, 1992, Palm Beach Florida) was an American Publisher of Humorama, a division of Martin Goodman 's publishing firm was a line of digest-sized magazines featuring girlie cartoons by Bill Ward, Bill Wenzel Dan DeCarlo A pin-up girl or pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as Pop culture.
In his later years, he was involved in a bitter legal dispute with Archie Comics over ownership of Josie and the Pussycats characters, which were to be featured in the Josie and the Pussycats movie released in 2001 by MCA/Universal. Josie and the Pussycats is a 2001 comedy released by Universal Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal In the midst of the dispute, the publisher terminated its 40-year relationship with him. Among his final works were a story for Paul Dini's independent comics title Jingle Belle, and stories for Bongo Comics' The Simpsons TV tie-in comic, Bart Simpson. Paul Dini (born August 7, 1957) is an American Television producer of Animated cartoons. Jingle Belle is a Cartoon character created by Paul Dini. She's Santa Claus ' spoiled teen-age daughter Bongo Comics is a Comic book publishing company founded in 1993 by Steve and Cindy Vance Bill Morrison, Mike Rote and Simpsons A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Bartholomew J "Bart" Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons
DeCarlo, who lived near New Rochelle in Scarsdale, New York, died of pneumonia, according to his wife, although some press reports listed heart attack. Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the Lung. Frequently it is described as lung Parenchyma / alveolar inflammation and abnormal Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply He was predeceased by his twin sons, Dan Jr. and Jim, who assisted their father as inkers. The inker is one of the two line artists in a traditional Comic book, or Graphic novel.
DeCarlo won the National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book in 2000 for Betty & Veronica. The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest organization of professional Cartoonists It presents the Reuben Awards. Betty and Veronica is a Comic book published by Archie Comics focusing on "best friends and worst enemies" Betty Cooper and Veronica He was nominated for the Shazam Award for Best Penciller (Humor Division) in 1974. The Academy of Comic Book Arts is an American professional organization of the 1970s that was designed to be the Comic book industry analog of such groups as the