George Olesen

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George Olesen
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Biographical information
Born: December 6, 1924
Died: October 15, 2013
Nationality: Mini usa.gif American
Occupation: Artist
Website: N/A


George (Evert) Olesen was an American comics artist.

Biography

Olesen began to draw while in school, and when he served as pilot during World War II he drew a daily cartoon. After World War II, Olesen studied at the Pratt Institute and majored in illustration.

In 1949 he worked on the comic book Little Beaver and in the 1950's he drew the newspaper strip "Ozark Ike" (a strip which has also been drawn by another Phantom artist, Bill Lignante). From the 1960's Olesen worked as an artist for NBC TV News, aswell as an advertising artist.

He began assisting Sy Barry as a penciller and layout artist on the Sunday strip in 1961, and on the daily strip in 1978.

He was first given official Phantom credit on a short story published as a poster in 1990. In 1991, Olesen drew two Phantom stories directly for the Fantomen comic book.

When Sy left the strip in 1994, Olesen was given official credit as penciller along with new inkers Keith Williams and Fred Fredericks. He continued to work on the Sundays until 2000 and the dailies until 2005.

He was guest of honour at a Scandinavian Chapter meeting in Copenhagen in 2004.

After his retirement he enjoyed a quiet life with his wife Rigmor.

Phantom work by George Olesen

Stories

Team Fantomen stories

# Title Writer Artist
1 "Redbeard the Traitor" Tierres Olesen
2 "The Assassin" Worker Olesen

Daily stories

# Title Writer Artist Start End
1 "The Phantom Cowboy" Falk Barry, Olesen, Williams 6 Jun 1994 17 Dec 1994
2 "Buried Treasure" Falk Olesen, Williams 19 Dec 1994 29 Apr 1995
3 "The Beasts of Phantom Head Peak" Falk Olesen, Williams 1 May 1995 2 Sep 1995
4 "Raiders of the Eastern Dark" Falk Olesen, Williams 4 Sep 1995 6 Jan 1996
5 "Mr Big" Falk Olesen, Williams 8 Jan 1996 18 May 1996
6 "Drama on Eden" Falk Olesen, Williams, Fredericks 20 May 1996 30 Nov 1996
7 "Prince Rex - Kidnapped" Falk Olesen, Williams 2 Dec 1996 29 Mar 1997
8 "The Silks of Emira" Falk Olesen, Williams 31 Mar 1997 26 Jul 1997
9 "The Shaman" Falk Olesen, Williams 28 Jul 1997 15 Nov 1997
10 "Joomkar's Crown" Falk Olesen, Williams 17 Nov 1997 18 Apr 1998
11 "The Crater" Falk Olesen, Williams 20 Apr 1998 26 Sep 1998
12 "The Dakk Pirates" Falk Olesen, Williams 28 Sep 1998 9 Jan 1999
13 "The Albee" Falk Olesen, Williams 11 Jan 1999 13 Mar 1999
14 "Terror at the Opera" Falk, Falk Olesen, Williams 15 Mar 1999 10 July 1999
15 "The Ghost Wall" DePaul Olesen, Williams 12 July 1999 20 Oct 1999
16 "The Halloween Kidnappers" Reimerthi Olesen, Williams 21 Oct 1999 15 Jan 2000
17 "The Treasure Hunters" DePaul Olesen, Williams 17 Jan 2000 6 May 2000
18 "The Strange Robber" Reimerthi Olesen, Williams 8 May 2000 5 Aug 2000
19 "The Secret City" DePaul Olesen, Williams 7 Aug 2000 11 Nov 2000
20 "Valley of the Gorillaman" DePaul Olesen, Williams 13 Nov 2000 17 Mar 2001
21 "Ghost Quest" DePaul Olesen, Williams 19 Mar 2001 21 July 2001
22 "The Ghost Pirates" DePaul Olesen, Williams 23 Jul 2001 17 Nov 2001
23 "The Animal Collector" DePaul Olesen, Williams 19 Nov 2001 30 Mar 2002
24 "The Immortal Man" DePaul Olesen, Williams 1 Apr 2002 3 Aug 2002
25 "The Crusader's Treasure" DePaul Olesen, Williams 5 Aug 2002 28 Dec 2002
26 "Jungle Mystery" DePaul Olesen, Williams 30 Dec 2002 26 Apr 2003
27 "The Hit Men" DePaul Olesen, Williams 28 Apr 2003 30 Aug 2003
28 "The Connoisseurs" Reimerthi Olesen, Williams 1 Sep 2003 27 Dec 2003
29 "The Viper God" DePaul Olesen, Williams 29 Dec 2003 1 May 2004
30 "The Locust God" DePaul Olesen, Williams 3 May 2004 28 Aug 2004
31 "Stripes" DePaul Olesen, Williams 30 Aug 2004 1 Jan 2005
32 "Temple of the Gods, Part 1: The U-Boat Mystery" DePaul Olesen, Williams, Ryan 3 Jan 2005 14 May 2005

Sunday stories

# Title Writer Artist Start End
1 "Phantom World" Falk Barry, Olesen, Doescher 10 Jul 1994 4 Dec 1994
2 "Battle of the Jungle Boys" Falk Doescher, Olesen, Fredericks 11 Dec 1994 17 Sep 1995
3 "Queen Medusa" Falk Olesen, Fredericks 24 Sep 1995 26 May 1996
4 "The Lookout" Falk Olesen, Fredericks 2 Jun 1996 24 Nov 1996
5 "Dig" Falk Olesen, Fredericks 1 Dec 1996 24 Aug 1997
6 "Waterman" Falk Olesen, Fredericks 31 Aug 1997 19 Apr 1998
7 "The Vanished Village" Falk Olesen, Fredericks 26 Apr 1998 27 Sep 1998
8 "The Floradon Mystery" Falk Olesen, Fredericks 4 Oct 1998 14 Feb 1999
9 "The Kidnappers" Falk, Falk Olesen, Fredericks 21 Feb 1999 15 Aug 1999
10 "The Wharf Rats" Falk Olesen, Fredericks 22 Aug 1999 26 Dec 1999
11 "The Shipwreckers" Avenell, Reimerthi Olesen, Fredericks 2 Jan 2000 30 Jul 2000


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