Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Message from Russell Stamm Jr.

When my father, Russell A. Stamm, Sr., was a little boy he had dreams of becoming a syndicated cartoonist. He was constantly doodling cartoon characters on every piece of paper that he came across. He had a true talent for a unique and creative approach to his characters, themes, and drawings.

In 1935, when he went to work as an assistant for Chester Gould drawing Dick Tracy, his boyhood dream started to become a reality.

By the time I was born in 1946 my father was a well known syndicated cartoonist and his feature character, Scarlet O’Neil, was already six years old. I was fortunate to watch my father at work while I was growing up, and see the dedication, energy, and love he had for his career.

It is in his honor that I present Scarlet O’Neil as she was then, and what she will be from this day forward. I hope you will enjoy seeing a great deal of his original art and my interpretation of what Scarlet is today.

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