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Kent, Jack

John Wellington (Jack) Kent, was born on March 10, 1920 in Burlington, Iowa. He dropped out of high school to start working as a freelance commercial artist. At age 15, he sold some of his work to Collier’s agency. He served in World War II, and then returned to the States to work in a […]


Irving, Washington

Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” original stories based on European folklore, are well known to readers today. Characters from each, the farmer who naps for twenty years; scrawny schoolmaster Ichabod Crane greedily eyeing the beautiful and wealthy Katrina Van Tassel, and Bron Van Brunt who engineers Crane’s comeuppance have […]