Born: 1936? month? day? in United States

Died: 1953? month? day? in United States

Biography: Packaged:
Comic Magazine Company for Cook and Mahon, circa 1936-1937.
Nicholson, pre-DC titles, circa 1936-1937.
Star Comics (Chesler / Dynamic, 1937 series), Star Ranger (Chesler / Dynamic, 1937 series), sold to Centaur Comics Group circa 1937-1938.
First MLJ titles, circa 1939-1940.
Shadow Comics (Street and Smith, 1940 series) #1 ([January 12] 1940) and later Street & Smith Comics, circa 1940.
Slam Bang Comics (Fawcett, 1940 series), Master Comics (Fawcett, 1940 series), circa 1940-1941.
Captain Marvel Adventures (Fawcett, 1941 series), circa 1940-1941.
Dynamic titles, Chesler's own line, circa 1941-1948.
Ajax-Farrell, circa 1944-1947.
Blue Bolt (Novelty / Premium / Curtis, 1940 series) circa 1945-1953.

Packaged comics for:
Avon, Centaur, Charlton, DC, Dell, Fox, Eastern Color, Fawcett, Harvey, Hillman, MLJ, Parents Institute, Quality Comics (1940s), St. John, Timely Comics, United Features Syndicate, W.H. Wise, and Ziff-Davis.


Name:

    Chesler Studio Type: Studio Name

Other Names:

  1. Gold Medal Syndicate Type: Pen Name

Relations:

  1. Employer of - Harold Ades
  2. Employer of - Vince Alascia (b. 1914)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1940 to 1942.
  3. Employer of - Jack Alderman
    Notes: Did inking work from 1939 to 1940.
  4. Employer of - Newt Alfred (b. 1900)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1939 to 1940 and circa 1946.
  5. Employer of - Bill Allison (b. 1880)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1936 to 1937.
  6. Employer of - Lee Ames (b. 1921)
    Notes: Ames might have done pencil and ink work for the studio from 1939 to 1940. This is unconfirmed and it could have been for the Eisner and Iger Studio instead.
  7. Employer of - Harry Anderson (b. 1911)
    Notes: Pencil and ink work from about 1939 to about 1940.
  8. Employer of - Edd Ashe (b. 1908)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1939.
  9. Employer of - Rafael Astarita (b. 1912)
    Notes: Pencils and inks 1936-1939.
  10. Employer of - Gene Barnett
    Notes: Barnett worked for the studio as a letterer, time period unknown.
  11. Employer of - Ken Battefield (b. 1905)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1939 to 1942.
  12. Employer of - John Beardsley
    Notes: Did writing circa 1940.
  13. Employer of - Joe Beck
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1944 to circa 1946.
  14. Employer of - John Belfi (b. 1924)
    Notes: Did inking 1940 to 1941.
  15. Employer of - Benvenuto
    Notes: Benvenuto did writing, pencils, and inks for Chesler Studio in 1937.
  16. Employer of - Jack Binder (b. 1902)
    Notes: Was the art director 1937 to 1940.
  17. Employer of - Otto Binder (b. 1911)
    Notes: Did writing 1939.
  18. Employer of - Charles Biro (b. 1911)
    Notes: Did editing, writing, pencils and inks circa 1936 to 1939.
  19. Employer of - Jon Blummer (b. 1904)
    Notes: Pencils and inks 1939-1940 unconfirmed.
  20. Employer of - Roy Bradford
    Notes: Did lettering dates unknown.
  21. Employer of - Braeburn
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1945.
  22. Employer of - Ann Brewster (b. 1918)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1944.
  23. Employer of - W. C. Brigham (b. 1870)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1937.
  24. Employer of - Carl Burgos (b. 1920)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1938.
  25. Employer of - John Burt
    Notes: Burt was a writer for the studio, the dates worked and what features were written for are unknown.
  26. Employer of - Joe Cal Cagno (b. 1915)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1937.
  27. Employer of - Gene Carr (b. 1881)
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks (although it was possibly newspaper syndicate inventory) late 1930s.
  28. Employer of - Al CarreƱo (b. 1905)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1939 to 1942.
  29. Employer of - Carvetti
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1945.
  30. Employer of - John Casco (b. 1911)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks dates unknown.
  31. Employer of - Anthony Cataldo
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1944 to circa 1946.
  32. Employer of - Joey Cavallo (b. 1922)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1935 to 1938 and circa 1944 to 1946.
  33. Employer of - Jim Chambers (b. 1914)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1937 to circa 1941.
  34. Employer of - Jay Chesler
    Notes: Editor
  35. Employer of - Jack Cole (b. 1918)
    Notes: Cole did writing, pencil, and ink work for the studio from 1937 to 1939.
  36. Employer of - L. B. Cole (b. 1918)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks late 1930s.
  37. Employer of - Sam Cooper (b. 1913)
    Notes: Cooper did pencil and ink work for the studio circa 1945.
  38. Employer of - Myron Cox
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1937.
  39. Employer of - Tom Curry
    Notes: circa 1938
  40. Employer of - James Dale
    Notes: Did lettering dates unknown.
  41. Employer of - Norman Daniels (b. 1905)
    Notes: Daniels did writing work for the studio from circa 1937 to 1939.
  42. Employer of - Dana Dutch (b. 1912)
    Notes: Did editing and writing circa 1944 to circa 1946.
  43. Employer of - La Rue Edwards
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks 1937.
  44. Employer of - Otto Eppers (b. 1893)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1945.
  45. Employer of - Ken Ernst (b. 1918)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1936 to 1938.
  46. Employer of - George Fish
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1936 to 1937.
  47. Employer of - Ken Fitch (b. 1903)
    Notes: Editor and writer 1936 to 1939.
  48. Employer of - Creig Flessel (b. 1912)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1937 to 1938.
  49. Employer of - Carl Formes
    Notes: Formes did writing work for the studio from 1939 to circa 1950.
  50. Employer of - Gill Fox (b. 1915)
    Notes: Fox wrote and did pencil and ink work for the studio from 1936 to 1937.
  51. Employer of - Frank Frollo (b. 1915)
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks 1936 to 1939.
  52. Employer of - Paul Gattuso
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1944 to 1947.
  53. Employer of - Frank Giacoia (b. 1924)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks dates unknown.
  54. Employer of - John Giunta (b. 1920)
    Notes: Giunta did letterer and colorist work for the studio from 1938 to 1939.
  55. Employer of - Chip Goodman (b. 1938)
    Notes: Did writing circa 1945.
  56. Employer of - Saul Gottlieb
    Notes: Did writing dates unknown.
  57. Employer of - Douglas Grant (b. 1894)
    Notes: Unconfirmed, but may have done pencils and inks circa 1939 to circa 1940.
  58. Employer of - Clem Gretter (b. 1904)
    Notes: Gretter did pencil and ink work for the studio, from circa 1935 to 1937.
  59. Employer of - Frank Gruber (b. 1904)
    Notes: Did writing circa 1936 to 1937.
  60. Employer of - Fred Guardineer (b. 1913)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1936 to 1938.
  61. Employer of - Paul Gustavson (b. 1916)
    Notes: The artist did pencil and ink works for the studio from 1937 to circa 1938.
  62. Employer of - Gordon Guth
    Notes: Guth did unconfirmed pencil and ink work for the studio during an unknown time period, possibly during the 1940s.
  63. Employer of - Maurice Gutwirth (b. 1910)
    Notes: Did pencils, inks, and lettering circa 1937 to 1941.
  64. Employer of - Omar Gwinn
    Notes: Writer for the Chesler Studio in 1937.
  65. Employer of - Ed Hamilton (b. 1900)
    Notes: Hamilton did pencil, ink and letters work sometime in the 1940s.
  66. Employer of - Milt Hammer (b. 1914)
    Notes: Milt Hammer might have done writing, pencils, and ink work for the studio during an unknown time period, but such work is unconfirmed.
  67. Employer of - John Hampton (b. 1918)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1939 to circa 1940.
  68. Employer of - Will Harr
    Notes: Did writing circa 1938 to 1947 and editing 1946 and 1947.
  69. Employer of - Ernie Hart (b. 1910)
    Notes: Ernie Hart did writing, pencils, and inks for the studio from circa 1939 to circa 1944.
  70. Employer of - Irwin Hasen (b. 1918)
    Notes: Did freelance pencils and inks circa 1939 to 1940.
  71. Employer of - Ed Herron (b. 1917)
    Notes: Did editing and writing 1937 to 1939.
  72. Employer of - Len Hollreiser (b. 1923)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1940s.
  73. Employer of - Al Hopkins
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1937.
  74. Employer of - Howard Hormel
    Notes: Did pencils and inks, dates unknown.
  75. Employer of - Ferd Johnson (b. 1905)
    Notes: Unconfirmed, but may have done pencils and inks at an unknown time.
  76. Employer of - Jack Kamen (b. 1920)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1941.
  77. Employer of - Jack Katz (b. 1927)
    Notes: It is not confirmed, but it is possible Katz worked for this studio, time period unknown.
  78. Employer of - Henry Kiefer (b. 1890)
    Notes: Kiefer did pencil and ink work for the Studio from circa 1937 to circa 1940.
  79. Employer of - Helen King
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1941 to 1942.
  80. Employer of - Warren King (b. 1916)
    Notes: Unconfirmed, but may have done pencils and inks circa 1939 to circa 1940.
  81. Employer of - Bernard Klein (b. 1921)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1939.
  82. Employer of - Eugene Koscik
    Notes: Eugene Koscik might have done writing, pencils, and ink work for the studio in 1937, but that is unconfirmed.
  83. Employer of - Roy Krenkel (b. 1918)
    Notes: Did pencils and ink.
  84. Employer of - Joe Kubert (b. 1926)
    Notes: Kubert started as an apprentice doing pencil and ink work for the studio in 1939. He returned to do further pencil and ink work for Chesler in 1945.
  85. Employer of - Henry Kuttner (b. 1915)
    Notes: Did writing.
  86. Employer of - Bill Levinson
    Notes: Levinson wrote for the Chesler Studio, dates and what he wrote is not known.
  87. Employer of - Marv Levy (b. 1925)
    Notes: Apprentice 1941.
  88. Employer of - John Lindermayer (b. 1915)
    Notes: Lindermayer did pencil and ink work for the studio from circa 1936 to circa 1937.
  89. Employer of - Ed Lipowski
    Notes: Lipowski did pencil and ink work for the studio circa 1940.
  90. Employer of - R. H. Livingstone (b. 1873)
    Notes: Livingstone did pencil and ink work for the studio in 1937.
  91. Employer of - Bill Madden
    Notes: Madden did pencil and ink work for the studio, from circa 1941 to circa 1946.
  92. Employer of - Lee Maroshek
    Notes: Did lettering.
  93. Employer of - Fran Matera (b. 1924)
    Notes: Matera did some pencil and ink filler comic story work for the studio briefly during 1943.
  94. Employer of - Ralph Mayo
    Notes: Pencils/inks circa 1944 - circa 1946.
  95. Employer of - Bob McCay (b. 1896)
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks circa 1938 to 1940.
  96. Employer of - McCormick
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1936 to 1937.
  97. Employer of - Tom McNamara (b. 1888)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1930s.
  98. Employer of - Jack Meltzer
    Notes: Did lettering circa 1936 to 1937.
  99. Employer of - Mort Meskin (b. 1916)
    Notes: Meskin did pencil and ink work for the studio in 1939.
  100. Employer of - Andrew Meyerick
    Notes: Pencil/Inks per Bails'
  101. Employer of - R. Michelson
    Notes: Did writing.
  102. Employer of - John Mitchell (b. 1900)
    Notes: Did writing and editing 1941 to 1948.
  103. Employer of - Claire S. Moe (b. 1897)
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks circa 1938 to 1944.
  104. Employer of - David Moneypenny (b. 1900)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks in the 1940s.
  105. Employer of - Dick Moores (b. 1909)
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks 1937.
  106. Employer of - Ruben Moreira (b. 1922)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1944 to 1945.
  107. Employer of - Tod Moro
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks for the studio from circa 1936 to circa 1937.
  108. Employer of - George Nagle
    Notes: Was the managing editor and did writing 1937 to 1940.
  109. Employer of - Max Neill
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1938.
  110. Employer of - Irv Novick (b. 1916)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1939.
  111. Employer of - Leo O'Mealia (b. 1884)
    Notes: Pencil and ink work for Chesler Studio during the 1930s.
  112. Employer of - Rudy Palais (b. 1912)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks on a handful of stories for the studio from circa 1939/1940 and 1946.
  113. Employer of - Robert Pious (b. 1908)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1940 to 1946.
  114. Employer of - Nick Pissaro
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1938.
  115. Employer of - Al Plastino (b. 1921)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1938 to 1945.
  116. Employer of - Fred Proctor (b. 1903)
    Notes: Did lettering.
  117. Employer of - Mac Raboy (b. 1914)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks early 1940s.
  118. Employer of - Gus Ricca (b. 1906)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1939 to 1946 becoming art director 1944 to 1946.
  119. Employer of - Don Rico (b. 1912)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1944 to 1947.
  120. Employer of - Jack Romer
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1937 to 1938.
  121. Employer of - Saul Rosen
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1940.
  122. Employer of - C. D. Russell (b. 1896)
    Notes: Russell did pencil and ink work for the studio circa 1938.
  123. Employer of - Dick Ryan
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks 1936 to 1938.
  124. Employer of - Harry Sahle (b. 1912)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks.
  125. Employer of - Georgette Sauterel
    Notes: Did lettering, pencils and inks circa 1944?
  126. Employer of - Mark Schneider (b. 1919)
    Notes: Schneider did pencil and ink work for the studio from circa 1939 to circa 1940.
  127. Employer of - Gus Schrotter (b. 1901)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1944.
  128. Employer of - Carl E. Schultze (b. 1866)
    Notes: Unconfirmed but may have done pencils and inks 1936 to 1939.
  129. Employer of - Fred Schwab (b. 1917)
    Notes: Schwab did pencil and ink work for the studio from 1936 to March 4, 1938.
  130. Employer of - Irving Settel (b. 1916)
    Notes: Did lettering, writing, and inking 1930s.
  131. Employer of - Floyd Sharp
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1945.
  132. Employer of - Hal Sharp (b. 1914)
    Notes: Sharp might have done pencil and ink work for the studio from 1939 to 1940, though unconfirmed.
  133. Employer of - Syd Shores (b. 1913)
    Notes: Shores did assistant artwork for the studio circa 1940.
  134. Employer of - Bernie Sills
    Notes: Did pencils and inks.
  135. Employer of - Ed Smalle (b. 1913)
    Notes: Smalle did pencil and ink work for the studio from 1939 to 1940.
  136. Employer of - Richard Speed
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1936 to 1937.
  137. Employer of - Leonard Starr (b. 1925)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1943.
  138. Employer of - Harry Stein (b. 1911)
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks 1942 to circa 1946.
  139. Employer of - Marvin Stein (b. 1925)
    Notes: Stein did ink work for the studio during 1943.
  140. Employer of - E. C. Stoner (b. 1897)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1939 to 1940.
  141. Employer of - Lin Streeter (b. 1915)
    Notes: Streeter did pencil and ink work for the studio in 1939.
  142. Employer of - Phil Sturm
    Notes: Did writing 1939 to 1944 became editor when the shop reformed.
  143. Employer of - Mike Suchorsky (b. 1912)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1939 to 1940.
  144. Employer of - Alan Sulman (b. 1919)
    Notes: Wrote for the studio during an unknown period of time.
  145. Employer of - Charles Sultan (b. 1913)
    Notes: Was the art director 1940 to 1953.
  146. Employer of - Abner Sundell (b. 1913)
    Notes: Did writing 1939.
  147. Employer of - Harry Sussman
    Notes: Did writing.
  148. Employer of - Zoltan Szenics
    Notes: Did lettering pre-war period.
  149. Employer of - Bob Trent
    Notes: Did pencils and inks early 1940s.
  150. Employer of - Bart Tumey
    Notes: Tumey did pencil and ink work for the studio circa 1940.
  151. Employer of - Milton Turet
    Notes: Did writing.
  152. Employer of - George Tuska (b. 1916)
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks 1941 to 1942.
  153. Employer of - Von
    Notes: Pencil and ink work circa 1936 to circa 1937.
  154. Employer of - Ed Waldman
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1938.
  155. Employer of - Manly Wade Wellman (b. 1903)
    Notes: Was the managing editor and writer 1939 to 1941.
  156. Employer of - Maurice Whitman (b. 1922)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks in the mid 1940s.
  157. Employer of - Jim Wilcox (b. 1895)
    Notes: Wilcox did pencil and ink work for the studio from sometime in the late 1930s to sometime in the early 1940s.
  158. Employer of - Ray Willner (b. 1910)
    Notes: Pencil and ink work done during an unknown time period from the 1930s through the 1940s.
  159. Employer of - Chuck Winter (b. 1896)
    Notes: Winter did pencil and ink work for the Studio circa 1939.
  160. Employer of - Bob Wood (b. 1917)
    Notes: Writer, pencils, and inks, circa 1937 - 1939.
  161. Employer of - Nick Zuraw
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1939.
  162. Owned by - Harry "A" Chesler (b. 1898)
    Notes: Head of Chesler Studio from 1936 to 1940. In 1940 the shop was reorganized and continued until 1953.