Born: 1917 November 27 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Died: 2009 October 21 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Biography: Henkel created Abdul the Arab, Captain Fortune, Comet Kelly, Chic Carter, Gallant Knight, and Wings Wendell.

Additional bibliography found in Alter Ego (TwoMorrows Publishing, 1999 series) #48, May 2005.

Henkel is known to have written his own comics during the 1930s. He did an unknown number of gag cartoons during his career. Co-owner with Hal Lockwood, from 1953 to an unknown date, of a company that produced educational and industrial film strips and slides. Henkel spent the 1960s onwards working in advertising.

Notes: S. L. Henkle pen name used in conjunction with Stan Lee (http://www.bailsprojects.com/bio.aspx?Name=HENKEL%2c+S.+L.).


Name:

    Vern Henkel Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Vern Family name: Henkel

Other Names:

  1. S. L. Henkle Type: Pen Name
    Given name: S. L. Family name: Henkle
  2. Vernon Henkel Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Vernon Family name: Henkel
  3. Vern Type: Pen Name

Schools:

  1. Washington School of Art ? to ?

  2. Art Students League of New York ? to ?


Signatures:

  1. Henkel [generic]
  2. V Henkel [generic]
  3. Vern [generic]
  4. Vernon Henkel [generic]
  5. VH [generic]

Art Influences:

Vern Henkel (b. 1917) stated influences by:
  1. Hal Foster (b. 1892)

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: All About America (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1996
    Employer Name : Colorful Story Books, Inc.
    Work Title: All About America, Giant Story Coloring Book with Baldy Eagle
    Notes: Author and illustrator.

  2. Publication Title: Giant Story Coloring Book (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1988
    Employer Name : Colorful Fund Raising
    Work Title: The Patchwork Girl of Oz

  3. Publication Title: Giant Story Coloring Book (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1977
    Employer Name : Colorful Fund Raising Inc.
    Work Title: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
    Notes: Cover and interior artwork by Henkel.

  4. Publication Title: The Baum Bugle (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1988
    Employer Name : International Wizard of Oz Club
    Work Title: The Patchwork Girl of Oz Giant Story Coloring Book
    Notes: Cover reproduction of Giant Story Coloring Book, The Patchwork Girl of Oz in The Baum Bugle (International Wizard of Oz Club, series) v42#3 (Whole number 123), Winter 1988.


Relations:

  1. Employee of - Eisner and Iger Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks for the studio during 1938-1939.