Gottfredson, Floyd

Gottfredson, Floyd (1905-1986) Comic strip artist; hired by Disney in 1929 as an animation inbetweener, but Walt Disney asked him if he would take over the Mickey Mouse comic strip for a couple of weeks when the previous artist, Win Smith, left the Studio. Floyd’s first strip was for May 5, 1930, and he stayed more than a couple of weeks—he continued doing the strip until his retirement in 1975. Besides drawing the Mickey daily strip, he also wrote it from 1930 to 1932, drew the Sunday page from 1932 to 1938, and served as head of the Comic Strip Department from 1930 to 1946. He was named a Disney Legend posthumously in 2003.