Long Lived Characters

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 18 16:58:29 EST 2004


--- Nat Case <ncase at hedbergmaps.com> wrote:
> Long lives in other media:
> 
> 
> Given the one-author rule, here are a few 
> very-long-running comic strips, generally with a 
> continuing cast of more than one character. Only 
> one beats Jeeves and Wooster though, and that 
> isn't the creator, so I'm not sure it should 
> count (If it does, do we count James Bond's 
> career with creator Ian Fleming or his longer 
> time with filmmaker James Broccoli?).
> 
> Barney Google, by Fred Lasswell 1942-2001 (59 
> years). Lasswell was not the creator; that was 
> Billy DeBeck in 1919.
>
There is one (at least) longer than this Jim Russell
wrote "the Potts" from 1939 until his death aged 92 in
2001 - a record 62 years. Again he was not the
creator, who was Stan Cross in 1920.

Jon

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