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Costello, Jerry (1897 -1971)

Jerry Costello original cartoon artwork.

Jerry Costello worked as an editorial cartoonist for several newspapers between 1915 and 1921, including, Scranton Daily News, Scranton Republican, Philadelphia Press, Newark Star Eagle and New York HeraldFrom 1922 until 1962, he was the editorial cartoonist for The Knickerbocker News in Albany, NY. He was also syndicated by the Gannett Corporation and his cartoons appeared in many of their papers nationally. He created three cartoon comic strips in the 1920s & 30s, was a pioneer in animated movie cartooning, and when Al Smith sought the Presidency in 1928, he produced a collection of his cartoons which was published as The Life of Al Smith: Told in Forty-Eight pictures.