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Lee Judah Ames
Birth: Jan. 8, 1921
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 2011
Huntington
Suffolk County
New York, USA

Artist, Illustrator. He was regarded as one of the first generation of modern artists of comic book illustration and comic art instruction. In the summer of 1938, he got his first job at a sign advertising agency in New York City. After his High School graduation in 1939, he entered a contest the Disney organization was running to find new artists, won and relocated to Los Angeles, California. There, he worked in capacity of illustration for Mickey Mouse cartoons and on the feature films of "Fantasia" and "Pinocchio". Homesick, he returned to New York, got into comic book art working for The Spectre and other strips for DC publications. After serving in the US Army as a 2nd Lieutenant during World War II, he worked for most of the major comic publishers including Timely, Archie, Harvey, Hillman, EC and was a main contributor to Classics Illustrated comics of the 1950s. Through the 1960s and 1970s, he enjoyed an immense success with his line of the twenty-six series "Draw 50" books, which taught generations of children how to draw elephants, tigers, dogs, fish, birds and many more. He spent his later years mostly promoting the many other books he wrote, conducting lectures and teaching art techniques. He died of congestive heart failure at age 90. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Jocelyn Sheila Ames (1922 - 2013)*
 
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Inscription:
2LT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: A3, A 4
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 07, 2011
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Lee Judah Ames
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