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Du Bois, Gaylord

Entry updated 18 May 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1899-1993) US Comics writer, with over 3000 comic-book scripts credited to him under his own (which he also gave as DuBois) and other names, including Hal Forrest and Buck Wilson; he also wrote a number of Big Little Books. He specialized in non-fantastic animal stories, and in Westerns, and his work in the fantastic is generally restricted to cartoon characters like Raggedy Ann or Uncle Wiggily. Of his books, two are of sf interest: The Hurricane Kids on the Lost Islands (1941) with Oskar Lebeck, set in an Island environment in which Dinosaurs have survived; and Stratosphere Jim and His Flying Fortress (1941) with Oskar Lebeck. [JC]

Gaylor McIlvaine Du Bois

born Winthrop, Massachusetts: 24 August 1899

died Orange City, Florida: 20 October 1993



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