Born: 1924 December 6 in New York City, New York, United States

Died: 2013 October 15 in Palm City, Florida, United States

Biography: George Olesen comic work has been in various genre stories for EC in 1951; Fiction House, unknown dates; Hillman, from 1951 to 1953; Marvel, from 1953 to 1954; St. John, from 1953 to 1955; Street and Smith in 1947; Toby, from 1953 to 1954; and Ziff-Davis, from 1951 to 1952.

He also had done syndicate comic strip work, both credited and ghost work. Olesen is best known for his time on The Phantom comic strip. The strips include:
Flash Gordon Sunday (King Features Syndicate), ghost pencils for three weeks, 1967-XX-XX - 1968-XX-XX [1967-12-24 - 1968-01-07 ?];
Ozark Ike Sunday (King Features Syndicate), ghost pencils and inks as Ed Strops, 1955-XX-XX - 1958-09-14;
The Phantom daily (King Features Syndicate), ghost pencils, 1978-XX-XX - 1994-XX-XX;
The Phantom daily (King Features Syndicate), ghost inks, 1984-10-08 - 1984-10-27, 1986-03-30 - 1986-04-04, 1987-04-13 - 1987-04-17, 1987-07-13 - 1987-07-18, 1988-02-12, 1988-02-15 - 1988-02-17, 1990-02-19 - 1990-02-24;
The Phantom Sunday (King Features Syndicate), ghost pencils, 1962-06-10 - 1974-XX-XX, 1979-05-27 - 1980-09-28, 1980-10-12 - 1986-12-XX, 1988-04-XX - 1994-09-18;
The Phantom Sunday (King Features Syndicate), ghost inks, 1962-05-04 - 1962-10-28
The Phantom daily (King Features Syndicate), pencils, 1994-09-05 - 2005-01-29 [Olesen received credit on the strip itself as starting 1995-04-10.];
The Phantom Sunday (King Features Syndicate), pencils, 1994-09-25 - 2000-07-30 [Olesen received credit on the strip itself starting 1995-03-19.];
Red Ryder daily and Sunday (McNaught Syndicate), pencils and inks one week only, 1960-XX-XX - 1960-XX-XX

Notes: The Ed Strops pen name was used by both Olesen and Bill Lignante while they worked on the Ozark Ike comic strip (Olesen on the Sunday and Lignante on the daily comic strip).


Name:

    George Olesen Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: George Family name: Olesen

Other Names:

  1. Ed Strops Type: Pen Name

Signatures:

  1. George Olesen [generic]