Born Irving Joel Rafsky in New York City, he became best known for his syndicated strip named for the title figure "Pottsy", a New York City police officer.
Irving studied ar Columbia University and subsequently worked as a newspaper reporter for several papers. In the late 1920s, he became a sports cartoonist, drew the strip "Bozo Blimp", and worked in advertising.
Beginning in 1932, and for the next 13 years, he drew the weekly panel "Collier's Cops" for Colliers Weekly
. In 1946 he created the comic strip "Willie Doodle" for the Herald-Tribune
Syndicate, which also syndicated his "Pottsy" strip from 1955 to 1970.
Jay Irving died of a heart attack in his New York apartment on June 5, 1970.Displaying 750 of 826 characters.