Who’s Who

Help us create a comprehensive list of people who have been important in the Kansas City comics scene, past and present. Our focus is on people who have lived or worked in the greater Kansas City area, including Lawrence, Kansas. Send your suggestions to kirk@kansascitycomics.com.

  • Animators
    • Friz Freleng (August 21, c. 1905 – May 26, 1995) A cartoonist, animator, and producer.
    • Hugh Harman (August 31, 1903 – November 25, 1982) Co-founder of Warner Bros and MGM animation divisions.
    • Rudolph Ising (August 7, 1903 – July 18, 1992) Co-founder of Warner Bros and MGM animation divisions.
    • Ub Iwerks (March 24, 1901 – July 7, 1971) The creator of Mickey Mouse.
    • Walt Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) The world’s most renowned animator and movie studio executive.

 

  • Comics Creators who moved away – Comics creators who have lived in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, or Nebraska, but have since moved outside the area. The focus, as on the other “Creators” pages is on people who lived in the greater Kansas City metro area or who have been associated with Kansas City events or organizations.
  • R.I.P. – Deceased comics creators who lived in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, or Nebraska. The focus, as on the other “Creators” pages is on people who lived in the greater Kansas City metro area or were associated with Kansas City events or organizations.
  • Kansas Creators – Comics creators who currently live in Kansas, out of the greater Kansas City metro area, espcially those who are associated with Kansas City events.
  • Missouri Creators – Comics creators who currently live in Missouri, outside the greater Kansas City metro area — especially focused on those who have been regularly associated with Kansas City events.
  • Iowa and Nebraska Creators – Comics creators who currently live in Iowa or Nebraska, especially those who are associated with Kansas City events.
  • Alexander Grecian – Writer of Proof (Image Comics)
  • Arie Monroe – Cartoonist and pin-up artist.
  • B. Clay Moore – Writer of Hawaiian Dick (Image), JSA: Classified (DC), Superman Confidential (DC), and more.
  • Ande Parks – Writer of Union Station (Oni Press), Capote in Kansas (Oni Press), and inker of Wonder Woman (DC), Green Arrow (DC), Ant Man (Marvel), and more.

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