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Price, Roger

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1918-1990) US television personality, cartoonist and author, best known for the comic cartoons he called Droodles – simple sketches or diagrams that make no sense without their joky captions, such as a panel of scattered blots described as "Measles Waiting To Be Caught"; these were first published as Droodles (graph 1953). The protagonist of In One Head and Out the Other (1954) "had a clever trick of saying any conceivable sentence so that it sounded like 'I had one grunch but the eggplant over there.'" ... a nonsense non-sequitur which became something of a fad in 1950s Fandom and Fanzines. In Price's one sf novel, J G, the Upright Ape [for subtitle see Checklist] (1960), the eponymous silver-haired articulate gorilla (see Apes as Human), having been transported to America, serves as a focus for much amiable but surprisingly far-reaching Satire. This author should not be confused with Roger (Damon Mainwaring) Price. [JC/DRL]

Roger Taylor Price

born Charleston, West Virginia: 6 March 1918

died Studio City, California: 31 October 1990



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