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Johnson, Crockett

Crockett Johnson was born David Johnson Leisk on October 20, 1906, in New York City. Crockett was a childhood nickname and so he chose it for a pen name. He studied art at Cooper Union and New York University. Like Barnaby and Harold, his most famous characters, Johnson was bald. “I draw people without hair […]

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