Saturday, March 21, 2009

William Juhre

William Juhre drew the Tarzan daily comic strip when long-time regular Rex Maxon quit. Maxon returned a year and a half later.

25 Nov 1937

30 Nov 1937

9 April 1938

1 comment:

  1. My parents wanted to give me art lessons as my 8th grade graduation gift. Call it fate or a predetermined course on my Life Path, but Artist Bill Juhre happened to live practically in my backyard in De Pere, WI. I was taken to his contemporary home on scenic Scray's Hill where he would review my portfolio and "interview" me to see if I would be accepted into his coveted watercolor class. I was a young kid and extremely nervous, but the elderly gentleman complete with his sterotypical snow white artist's goatee, immediately put me at ease with his gentle, soft-spoken demeanor. I couldn't believe I would spend the summer of 1973 pursuing my artistic passion, studying under tutilage of one of the original Tarzan illustrators - WOW! When the course was complete, Bill gave me an incredible gift - one of his prized black and white Tarzan comic books. The inscription read, "To an aspiring young artist - William Juhre." May his memory always live. "Thank you Bill", for sharing your incredible talent with me. Jim J.