Ray Billingsley

(Cartoonist - Curtis)

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Ray Billingsley


As I grew, I honed my artistic and writing skills. I was regularly freelancing by fifteen and had a portfolio of all-printed pages. I retired from KIDS as an Associate Editor at eighteen. I attended the LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. Afterwards I attended the School of Visual Arts in New York on a full four-year scholarship. The day after graduating I went to work at Disney, training to be an animator. During all these years I had done just about every type of art job there was including graphic design posters, illustration, humor mags like Crazy and spots for Ebony Magazine, industrial animation, greeting cards, even tee-shirt designs. And I always practiced comic strip art. Soon after joining Disney I landed my first syndicated newspaper comic strip Lookin Fine, under United Features Syndicate in 1980 at age twenty-two.

CURTIS, under King Features Syndicate, came after eight years of more study, practice and freelancing. It began in 1988 and runs in 250 newspapers with an estimated daily readership of 34 million.

Im looking ahead to new projects and horizons, but CURTIS has been my biggest personal accomplishment. So far.