DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Dick Calkins (aged 67)
Richard William “Dick” Calkins (August 12, 1894 – May 12, 1962), who often signed his work Lt. Dick Calkins, is an American comic strip artist who is best known for being the first artist to draw the Buck Rogers comic strip. He also wrote for the Buck Rogers radio program.
DEATH: Calkins died at the age of 67 in Tucson, Arizona, on May 12, 1962, as the result of a heart attack.