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Alfred Harvey (October 6, 1913 - July 4, 1994) was the founder of comic book publisher Harvey Comics and the creator of the comic book characters Little Dot, Richie Rich, and Adam Awards.

Alfred Harvey's company, Harvey World Famous Comics, produced comic books and cartoons featuring Wendy the Good Little Witch, Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Baby Huey, Little Audrey, and Little Dot. It also published "Sad Sack," the military comic strip. Before founding Harvey Comics, Harvey worked for Fox Publications with Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

Alfred Harvey retired in 1982, and his company was sold to HMH Communications in 1989 and renamed Harvey Comics Entertainment. He died at age 80 in July 1994[1][2] at a New Rochelle Hospital.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Newswatch: Alfred Harvey, Founder of Harvey Comics, Dead at 80," The Comics Journal #170 (August 1994), p. 32.
  2. Obituary: "Founder of Harvey World Comics," Chicago Tribune (July 6, 1994).

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