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Brant Julian Parker

Brant Julian Parker, American cartoonist. Recipient: Distinctive Merit award for advertising director 16th Annual Exhibition, Washington, 1963, National Cartoonist Society Humor Comic Strip award, 1971, 1976, 1980, 1982-1983, Yellow Kid award Internationale 8th Annual, Luca, Italy, 1972, Reuben award, 1984, Elzie Segar award, 1986.


  • Parker, Brant Julian was born on August 26, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Theodore Gulbrantson and Rachael (Deats) Parker.

  • Education

    • Student, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1942.


    • Advertising art director International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Washington, 1954-1964.


    • Artist, Walt Disney Productions, 1945-1947, editorial cartoonist, Binghamton Press. Cartoonist: national syndicated comic strips Wizard of Id, 1964-1997, Crock, 1975-1997, Goosemyer, 1980-1997. Author: 13 Wizard of Id books.


    Lecturer, teacher Youth Program, Lorton Penitentiary. Board directors No Greater Love, American Kidney Fund. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945.

    Served with United States Navy, 1950-1954, PTO. Member National Cartoonist Society, Comics Council, Smithsonian Associates Clubs: National Press.


    • Married Mary Louise Sweet. Children: James Brant, Julie Anne, Laurie Ellen, Kathie Jean, Jeffrey Theodore.
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    Died April 15, 2007
    (aged 86)
    • 1942
      Otis Art Institute
    • 1954 - 1964
      Advertising art director, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation
      Washington, United States