The tragic story of Howdy Doody's creator and puppeteer. Story by Tom Harrington. Art by Pat Moriarity
Published 11:20 am Mon, Jan 27, 2014
About the AuthorPat Moriarity started out as a punk rock artist in the mid-1980s music scene of Minneapolis, working for Twin/Tone records and eventually getting his own comic book title, the Harvey Award nominated Big Mouth. He became an art director for Fantagraphics, and later for The Comics Journal. He currently lives and works in Port Orchard, Washington. As an adjunct faculty member at the Art Institute of Seattle, Pat Moriarity teaches character design, storyboarding and comics.
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