As a child, Bobby was "pen pals" with comedian Stan Laurel, who provided critiques on his youthful cartoons!
Bobby London is a rare cartoonist who is known for his work in underground comix and well as mainstream comic strips.
He came to prominence in the early 1970’s due to his work with the notorious Air Pirates collective, a group of underground cartoonists located in San Francisco who produced the comic book Air Pirates Funnies.
But London quickly went on to create his signature comic strip, Dirty Duck which first appeared in the Los Angeles Free Press in 1971. By 1972 it was a monthly staple of the original National Lampoon, and later went on to Playboy where it still runs today.
Bobby’s humorous illustrations were regular fare on the New York Times Op-Ed page, in Esquire Magazine, The New York Daily News, and Rolling Stone.
London won the Yellow Kid Award for Best Artist-Writer, which was presented at the Lucca Comics & Games festival in Lucca, Tuscany in 1978.
In 1986, Bobby was hired to write and draw the Popeye syndicated comic strip which he did with much acclaim until 1992. Those strips are collected in two hardcover volumes from IDW Publishing.
In the summer of 2000, London unveiled a family-oriented comic feature he created for Nickelodeon Magazine entitled Cody. He also co-wrote and storyboarded episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls for Cartoon Network and contributed character designs for King Neptune and Mindy forThe SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
London returned to the form that gave him his start in 2005 to write and draw 8 pages of comics for the Grammy-nominated box set from Rhino Records, Weird Tales of The Ramones.
Bobby London's NCSFest Schedule:
The Popeye Club!
Friday, May 17 - 12:30 pm
Hyatt Regency - Fountain Room
Well, Blow Me Down It’s Popeye!
Saturday, May 18 - 11:30 am