The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana: Beyond the Archie Comic Strip

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Bob Montana, creator of the "Archie" comic strip and one of America's greatest cartoonists, always considered himself a true New Englander. Filled with the antics of the rambunctious teenagers of the fictional Riverdale High, Montana's comic strip was based on his high school years in Haverhill, Massachusetts. At the height of his career, he lived as a beloved resident in the quaint, picturesque town of Meredith in the heart of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. For nearly thirty years, he was considered an extraordinarily respected contributor to the community. Drawing from the Yankee humor he saw around him, Montana deftly included local scenes, events and characters in the puns and pranks of Archie's comic-strip life. Join Lakes Region historian Carol Lee Anderson as she takes readers beyond the "Archie" comic strip and tells the story of the remarkable New England life of Bob Montana.
ISBN: 9781609497866
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Hampshire
Images: 78
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Carol Anderson is a member and director of Gilford's Thompson-Ames Historical Society. She is also a member of the Laconia Historical & Museum Society, NH Preservation Alliance and New England Ski Museum. She wrote Gunstock Skiing, which won the 2012 Skade Award. Dr. Bruce Heald is a graduate of Boston University, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Columbia Pacific University. He is a fellow in the International Biographical Association and the World Literary Academy. Dr. Heald is the recipient of the Gold Medal of Honor for literary achievement from the American Biographical Institute.
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