Born: 1915 November 29 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Died: 2004 May 15 in Redding Ridge, Connecticut, United States

Biography: Additional biographical details can be found in:
-Alter Ego (TwoMorrows, 1999 series) #12 (January 2002), #40 (September 2004);
-Cartoonews (Bill Sheridan, 1975 series) #20 (1979);
-Cartoonist PROfiles (Jud Hurd, 1969 series) #6 (May 1970), #51 (September 1981);
-Will Eisner's Quarterly (Kitchen Sink, 1983 series) #2 (April 1984)

Fox assisted Will Eisner on The Spirit (Register and Tribune Syndicate) and Dik Browne on Hi and Lois (King Features Syndicate), dates not known.

Additional honors were given to Fox:
-Connecticut Professional Journalism Award, 1982;
-Long Island Advertising Club Award, 1982;
-New England Press Association: Award for Political Cartooning, 1982;
-Pulitzer Prize: Nomination for Side Glances, 1980

Syndication work:
-Bumper to Bumper Sunday (News Syndicate) 1952-XX-XX - 1963-XX-XX [Writer, penciler, and inker. Not a regularly running feature. About 25 strips were created every year and distributed exclusively as filler comic strips for newspapers.];
-Jeanie Sunday (New York Herald-Tribune) 1951-08-26 - 1953-03-15 [Penciler and inker. A filler strip designed to be used exclusively for the New York Herald-Tribune when first started but became a regular feature in 1952.];
-Jeanie daily (New York Herald-Tribune) 1952-04-28 - 1953-03-21 [Penciler and inker.];
-The Muppets daily (King Features Syndicate) 1983-XX-XX - 198X-XX-XX [Per Fox, did uncredited inking work for the comic strip starting in 1983.];
-The Muppets Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1983-XX-XX - 198X-XX-XX [Per Fox, did uncredited inking work for the comic strip starting in 1983.];
-Rock Channel daily (Cowles Syndicate) 1985-XX-XX - 1985-XX-XX [Pencil and ink assist work during the last three months of the comic strip's run.];
-Rock Channel Sunday (Cowles Syndicate) 1985-XX-XX - 1985-XX-XX [Pencil and ink assist work during the last three months of the comic strip's run.];
-Side Glances daily (NEA) 1961-XX-XX - 1985-XX-XX [Writer, penciler, and inker. Fox started signing the comic strip starting on November 19, 1962, but was doing ghost work on it starting sometime during 1961.];
-Wilbert daily panel (General Features) 1955-11-14 - 1959-09-26 [Writer, penciler, and inker. Fox stated that he took over this comic panel from another creator, but Allan Holtz has not found any evidence in newspapers of this. Possible previous creator's work did not see print.]

Comic work in other media:
-Bernie Blood (unknown U.S Army paper) 1944-XX-XX - 1944-XX-XX [Writer, penciler, and inker.];
-Dogface (Stars and Stripes) 1945-XX-XX - 1946-XX-XX [Writer, penciler, and inker. Uncertain which edition(s) of the Stars and Stripes newspaper this appeared in.];
-cartoons (Stars and Stripes) 1945-XX-XX - 1946-XX-XX [Writer, penciler, and inker. Other cartoons work for Stars and Stripes. Uncertain which edition(s) of the Stars and Stripes newspaper this appeared in.];
-editorial cartoons (Paris Post [France]) 1946-XX-XX - 1946-XX-XX [Writer, penciler, and inker.];
-editorial cartoons (Connecticut Post) 1990-XX-XX - 1996-XX-XX [Writer, penciler, and inker.];
-editorial cartoons (Fairfield Citizen [Fairfield, Connecticut]) 1997-XX-XX - 2004-XX-XX ? [Writer, penciler, and inker.];
-Joe Magarar (Boy's Life) 1956-XX-XX - 1956-XX-XX [Writer, penciler, and inker.]

Notes: Some information from Bails' Who's Who listed here was provided by Gill Fox.

Syndication note:
-Wendy's World (Gates Features) 1962-04-01 - 1962-XX-XX [The Chronology of American Comic Strips, serialized in The Comics Buyer's Guide in 1983 stated Fox was the creator of this comic strip. In Fox's correspondence with Jerry Bails, he states he did not work on this comic strip. Noted here for reference purposes as others sources refer to Fox having worked on this comic strip.].

To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.


Sample Scan:


Name:

    Gill Fox Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Gill Family name: Fox

Other Names:

  1. Gilbert Fox Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Gilbert Family name: Fox
  2. Gilbert Theodore Fox Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Gilbert Theodore Family name: Fox

Schools:

  1. Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning [Cleveland] ? to ?

  2. Académie de la Grande Chaumière [Paris] ? to ?


Signatures:

  1. G. F. [generic]
  2. Gilbert Theodore [generic]
  3. Gill Fox
  4. Gill Fox [generic]

Awards:

  1. 1978: Inkpot Award - [no name]
  2. 1981: National Cartoonist Society Awards (NCS Awards) - Legends Award

Art Influences:

Gill Fox (b. 1915) stated influences by:
  1. Dik Browne (b. 1917)
  2. Creig Flessel (b. 1912)
  3. Hank Ketcham (b. 1920)
  4. George McManus (b. 1884)

Memberships:

  1. National Cartoonist Society Type: member
    Notes: Fox was a board director for the Society from 1958 to 1960.


Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Betty Boop (movie) - Role: animator - Years: 1936 - 1937
    Employer Name : Fleischer Studios
    Work Title: ?
    Notes: Gill was an opaquer animator for the Betty Boop animated cartoon shorts made by Fleischer Studios from 1936 to 1937. What specific Betty Boop cartoon shorts he worked on is unknown.

  2. Publication Title: Popeye the Sailor (movie) - Role: animator - Years: 1936 - 1937
    Employer Name : Fleischer Studios
    Work Title: ?
    Notes: Gill was an opaquer animator for the Popeye the Sailor animated cartoon shorts made by Fleischer Studios from 1936 to 1937. What specific Popeye cartoon shorts he worked on is unknown.


Relations:

  1. Employee of - Chesler Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Fox wrote and did pencil and ink work for the studio from 1936 to 1937.
  2. Sibling - Lorraine Fox