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Bobby London

Bobby London
Born (1950-06-29) June 29, 1950
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Penciller
Notable works
Dirty Duck

Bobby London (born June 29, 1950 in Brooklyn) is an American underground comix and mainstream comics artist.


London created his underground newspaper comic strip Merton, in his native New York in 1969 and the raunchy Dirty Duck strip in 1971. Dirty Duck had been originally published by the Los Angeles Free Press and subsequently in books like Air Pirates Funnies, and The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. His non-duck work also appeared in underground titles such as Merton of the Movement, Left Field Funnies, Douglas Comics, Facts O' Life Funnies and El Perfecto Comics. In 1972 London moved Dirty Duck to the original National Lampoon where it was a regular monthly feature until 1976; it continued to run in Playboy for over 25 years.

In 1975, a film entitled Down and Dirty Duck was released. While promoted under the abbreviated title Dirty Duck, the film itself is not related to London's character or comics.[1]

In 1978, London won the Jury Yellow Kid Award for Best Artist-Writer, contributed illustrations to The New York Times Op-Ed page from 1976 to 1981, and wrote and drew the Popeye syndicated daily comic strip for King Features from 1986 to 1992, at which point he was fired for doing an allegory about abortion.[2]

In the summer of 2000, he finally unveiled a family-oriented comic feature for Nickelodeon Magazine entitled Cody, co-wrote and storyboarded episodes of Dexter's Laboratory[3] and The Powerpuff Girls for Cartoon Network in 2004[4] and contributed character designs for King Neptune and Mindy of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.[5] He returned to comic books for the first time in 30 years with contributions to the Grammy-nominated box set from Rhino Records, Weird Tales Of The Ramones, in 2005.[3]


  1. ^ Beck, Jerry (2005). The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 66.  
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External links

  • Bobby London and the Air Pirates Follies
  • Interview
  • Bobby London at Lambiek's Comiclopedia
  • Bobby's IMDB page
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