Born: 29 May 1920
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Best known as: Cover artist for EC Comics
A popular comic book artist of the 1950s, Jack Kamen is most famous for his work for EC Comics. EC specialized in tales of horror and mad science; the label was run by William Gaines, later founder of Mad magazine. Kamen was particularly known for his "Kamen girls," the voluptuous and cold-hearted damsels that often appeared in his drawings. Kamen's son Dean Kamen is the creator of the IBOT wheelchair, the Segway scooter and many other inventions.
Among his other projects, Kamen drew for Brenda Starr comic books in the late 1940s.
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