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Bill Blackbeard

Bill Blackbeard, the founder-director of the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum, is the world's foremost authority on early 20th Century American comic strips. As a freelance writer, Blackbeard wrote, edited or contributed to more than 200 books on cartoons and comic strips, including "The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics", "100 Years of Comic Strips", and the "Krazy & Ignatz" series.