Born: 1910 February 12 in Seattle, Washington, United States

Died: 1944 May 29 in Cori, Lazio, Italy

Biography: Additional biography found at:
Stars and Stripes (1942 series), obituary, June 3, 1944;
Hogan's Alley, by Rob Stolzer, "Gregor Duncan: Pictures of Life" via https://www.hoganmag.com/blog/gregor-duncan-pictures-of-life;
Ron Goulart's Comics History Magazine (Goulart Publishing Empire, 1996 series) #3 (Spring 1997);

Gregor Duncan, as Greg Duncan, did pencil and ink work for Fawcett on the features Dan Dare, from 1940 to 1941; and on both Golden Arrow and Scoop Smith during 1940. Per Jerry Bails' Who's Who, Duncan also did support work as an editor under the Dell banner (Racine, Wisconsin) for Western Publishing, from 1940 to 1943.

His first professional work was for the Sausalito (California) News, from about 1923 to 1928. Gregor continued to then work the San Francisco Call-Bulletin, from 1928 to about 1933, doing mostly sports cartoons and some political cartoons and courtroom drawings.

Duncan then moved to New York City to work for the original Life magazine (Life Publishing Company, 1883 series) as an editorial cartoonist in 1933 until the magazine folded in 1936. From 1936 onward, Gregor worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for numerous magazines, mostly on sporting themes.

In March 1936, he was a founding member of the Cartoonists' Guild, the predecessor of the National Cartoonists Society. From 1939 to 1942, Gregor illustrated a total of nine books.

Duncan worked as an illustrator and journalist for the New York City newspaper PM (Ralph Ingersoll, 1940 series) from June 1940 up to 1943, under the pen name of George Dickson.

Gregor was drafted into the Army Air Corps on July 9, 1942, and did cartooning work during basic training in New Jersey for the military paper, BEAM, which included a comic panel, At Ease. Shortly thereafter he produced training manuals for the Army Air Force and eventually worked public relations.

Duncan joined Stars and Stripes (Mediterranean Division) on December 14, 1943 where he did cartoon panels and the comic strip, Close Order Close-Ups.

Gregor Duncan was killed by the wounds he received from a German 88 mm shell near the town of Cori, Italy on May 29, 1944.

Notes: Not to be confused with the Gregory Duncan pen name used by Marshall McClintock for his novel writing.


Name:

    Gregor Duncan Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. George Dickson Type: Pen Name
  2. Greg Duncan Type: Common Alternative Name
  3. Gregor Keane Duncan Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Gregor Keane Family name: Duncan

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Wacky the Small Boy (book) - Role: artist - Year: 1939
    Employer Name : Simon & Schuster
    Notes: Illustrator for the Fred Schwed Jr. book, published in 1939.