Chic Young - 2010

Murat Bernard “Chic” Young graduated from McKinley High School after serving on the yearbook staff for four years, but he had to go to New York to find his fame. After working as a $22 per week bullpen artist, he ended up at King Features, where Young eventually created the Blondie cartoon strip on September 8, 1930, which is now syndicated in 55 countries. Although he once referred to Blondie as “just a comic strip,” Young’s creation had an effect on society, with a radio show and movie later based on the strip. The strip even contributed to culinary history with the creation of the Dagwood sandwich