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Jim Ivey – The gang’s all here! – December 22nd, 2016

by on Dec.22, 2016, under Friends

There was a Christmas gathering today in Apopka, Florida, to spend a bit of time with friend and cartooning legend, Jim Ivey.

Jim is one of the founders of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He was a poltical cartoonist for the Washington Star, St Petersburg Times and the Orlando Sentinel Star. He started The Cartoon Museum in St Petersburg and moved it to Orlando as he moved onto the local newspaper in 1970. The Cartoon Museum was more a comic book store, showcase of cartoon art spanning the past century and a hangout for Jim and pals to play cards and smoke cigars. If that sheet music has a hint of cigar, that’s why. Shortly after the move to Orlando, he started the Orlando Con, which was eventually sold and later became the massive MegaCon today.

Jim was and is still famous for giving away as much as he sold comics and cartoon books, toys and original artwork. I bought tons from Jim during the time of his store and was given almost as much. Jim is 91.







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