Born: 1916 October 17 in Saint Paul Island, Alaska, United States

Died: 1984 August 10 in near Valencia, California, United States

Biography: Additional biography for Partch can be found in:
A Gallery of Rogues: Cartoonists' Self-Caricatures (Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, 1998 series), August 1998;
Collier's (Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, 1939 series) November 27, 1948; and
Newsweek (Weekly Publications, Inc., 1937 series) June 14, 1943.

Did advertising work throughout his career.

Comics in other media worked on by Partch included gag cartoons writing, penciling, and inking for: Esquire, New Yorker, Playboy, True, and Saturday Evening Post (see individual issues in the database).

Syndicated newspaper comic strip work included:
Crack-Ups Sunday (Field Enterprises), writing, penciling, and inking from 1943 to 1945 [Rotating creators.],
Crack-Ups Sunday (PM [New York newspaper]), writing, penciling, and inking from 1945 to 1948 [Rotating creators.],
Big George daily and Sunday (Field Enterprises), writing, penciling, and inking from 1960 to 1984,
Big George daily and Sunday (News America Syndicate), writing, penciling, and inking from 1984 to 1987 [Probable reprints.],
Big George daily and Sunday (North America Syndicate), writing, penciling, and inking from 1987 to 1989 [Probable reprints.], and
Captain's Gig daily and Sunday (Field Enterprises), writing, penciling, and inking from 1977 to 1979.

Notes: Further details on Partch's career, click on the links for his credits in the GCD and his entry in the Who's Who.


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Name:

    Virgil Partch Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. Virgil Franklin Partch II Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Virgil Franklin II Family name: Partch
  2. VIP Type: Pen Name

Schools:

  1. University of Arizona ? to ?

  2. Chouinard Art Institute [Los Angeles] ? to ?


Signatures:

  1. VIP [generic]

Awards:

  1. 1979: Inkpot Award - [no name]

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: ? (advertising) - Role: artist - Year: 1945
    Employer Name : Briggs Pipe Tobacco
    Notes: Commercial art and design for Briggs Pipe Tobacco.

  2. Publication Title: ? (advertising) - Role: artist - Year: 1947
    Employer Name : Simon Sweaters
    Notes: Commercial art and design for Simon Sweaters.

  3. Publication Title: ? (movie) - Role: animator - Years: 1935?; 1936?; 1937?; 1938?; 1939?; 1940?
    Employer Name : Walt Disney Company
    Notes: Did animation work for the Walt Disney Company during a period sometimes during the 1930s to 1940s.

  4. Publication Title: ? (movie) - Role: animator - Years: 1935?; 1936?; 1937?; 1938?; 1939 - 1940; 1941?
    Employer Name : Walter Lantz Productions