Long Lived Characters
ncase at hedbergmaps.com
Thu Mar 18 21:45:20 EST 2004
One further thought: there must be, lost in the mists of time, a
troubaour who composed "new" works on the Knights of the Round Table
or Robin Hood for most of his natural life, and somewhere in
Indonesia is a puppeteer of very ancient days who has been telling
the story of Rama for just as long, making new tales out of the old
on a continuing basis.
>--- 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.
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