Born: 1904 May 14 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Died: 1955 October day? in ?

Biography: Syndication:
Hop Harrigan [daily] (writer; pencils; ink) in 1942.
The Lone Ranger [daily and Sundays] (pencil; ink) in 1939 for King Features Syndicate.
The Sea Hound [daily] (pencil; ink) in 1944-1946 for King Features Syndicate.

Notes: Field Guide to the Wild American Pulp Artists ( shows Blummer legally changing his name to "Jon L. Blummer" in 1939.

Worked in production at DC comics lettering his own features in 1939-1942.

Sample Scan:


    Jon Blummer Type: Changed Name
    Given name: Jon Family name: Blummer

Other Names:

  1. Jacob Lupu Blummer Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Jacob Lupu Family name: Blummer
  2. Jon L. Blummer Type: Changed Name
    Given name: Jon L. Family name: Blummer
  3. Jon Elby Type: Pen Name
  4. Don Shelby Type: Pen Name


  1. Pratt Institute [Brooklyn] 1930 to 1932

    Notes: Dropped out.


  1. Don Shelby [generic]
  2. J. B. [generic]
  3. JLB [generic]
  4. John Elby [generic]
  5. Jon Elby [generic]
  6. Jon L-B [generic]
  7. Jon L. Blummer [generic]

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Flying Aces (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1938


  1. Employee of - Chesler Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Pencils and inks 1939-1940 unconfirmed.
  2. Employee of - Funnies, Inc. (b. 1939)
    Notes: Pencils/Inks in 1941.
  3. Employee of - Sangor Studio (b. 1940)
    Notes: Pencils and inks 1941.