Reed Crandall

Reed Crandall (Feb. 22, 1917 - Sep. 13, 1982) was an American illustrator and penciller of comic books and magazines.


He was born in Winslow, Indiana. Crandall graduated from Newton High School, Newton, Kansas in 1935 and enrolled in the Cleveland School of Art, graduating in 1939. He worked on several classic titles, including Flash Gordon, Tales from the Crypt, Blackhawk, Gunsmoke, Ripley's Believe it or Not and Mad Magazine. He worked on comic books from 1939 until 1973.

Reed Crandall had a few sons and daughters, one of which, named Reed "Spike" Crandall (after his father) owned a small metal-working shop until his death in 2002 (possibly 2001). Spike had a daughter and 3 grandchildren at the time of his death, as well as several nieces and nephews currently surviving.

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