Bobby London

Bobby LondonBobby London was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1950. He attended Adelphi University, but left in his sophomore year after a visit to the Woodstock
Music & Art Festival convinced him to move to the San Francisco Bay Area to draw for the underground press.

After a shaky start he created his most durable character, Dirty Duck, in 1970. The cigar-smoking fowl quacked wise publicly for the first time in the Los Angeles Free Press in 1971 and was eventually running simultaneously in National Lampoon and Playboy.

London is the recipient of the Yellow Kid Award from the International Salon of Comics in Lucca, Italy, and his illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and the Washington Post. His all-ages comic series Cody, based on his illustrations for the New York Times Op-Ed page, ran in Nickelodeon Magazine.

In 2000 he moved to Hollywood, where he worked on Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. He contributed a comic book story based on his experiences in the New York punk scene to the 2005 Rhino Records boxed set anthology Weird Tales of the Ramones, which was nominated for a Grammy.

Most recently London adapted the Grimm Brothers’ yarn “Sweet Porridge” for Chris Duffy’s Fairy Tale Comics. He currently resides in Southern California with former Six Flags artist Karen Angelica and their dog, Chilibean. London’s 6 year run writing and drawing the Popeye daily comic strip for King Features (1986-1992) has just been released in its entirety for the first time by IDW publishing.