Robert C. Harvey, popularly known as R. C. Harvey, is an author, critic and cartoonist.
He was educated at the University of Colorado, where he submitted cartoons to the campus humor magazine, The Flatiron.
He has written a number of books on the history of the medium, with special focus on the history of the comic strip, and he has also worked as a freelance cartoonist. Harvey describes himself as having created cartoons since the age of seven. Upon graduation, Harvey attempted to earn a living as a freelance cartoonist in New York, but was interrupted in his attempt by service in the United States. Navy.
After a three-year tour, Harvey left the Navy, joking that for him it had been only a fleeting thing, and found employment as an English teacher.
After five years in the classroom, Harvey joined the headquarters staff of the National Council of Teachers of English, where he worked as convention manager for nearly 30 years. Foreign 4-5 years in the late 1970s, he freelanced magazine cartoons in his spare time, specializing in girlie cartoons for men"s magazines.
In 1973, Harvey began writing on the medium, initially for The Menomonee Falls Gazette.