* In this sixth volume, Rip Kirby enters the Swinging Sixties and artist John Prentice has made the strip completely his own. He would soon receive the National Cartoonist Society award for Best Story Strip Cartoonist in 1966 and 1967. Fred Dickenson, who had been writing the strip with series originator Alex Raymond, keeps the continuity going for Prentice's exquisite art. The strips are reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate proofs, insuring that every daily will look even better than when they were first published in newspapers over fifty years ago. * Contains more than 800 comics from June 8, 1959 to February 10, 1962.
John Prentice (1920-1999) received the National Cartoonists Society award for -Best Story Strip Cartoonist- in 1966, 1967, and 1986. Born in Whitney, Texas. He joined the Navy in 1939 and survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, served on two destroyers in eight combat campaigns, and was honorably discharged in 1945. After the war he enrolled in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and then moved to New York, where he eventually became a successful freelancer, illustrating paperback book covers; comic books for the Joe Simon/Jack Kirby studio, DC Comics, and others; as well as being a regular contributor to major magazines before taking over Rip Kirby in 1956.