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Jim Osborne

 (1943 - 2001)
Jim Osborne was active/lived in Texas, California.  Jim Osborne is known for underground comics, illustration.

Jim Osborne

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Underground comic artist Jim Osborne moved from San Antonio, Texas to San Francisco in 1967, at the dawn of the underground comix era.  His first work, 'Okay, Mister K' was published in Yellow Dog #5 in 1968, followed by many more stories over the next few years in underground publications like Bijou, All Stars, Illuminations, Insect Fear, Promethean Enterprises, Slow Death, and Felch Cumics.

During his brief comics career from 1968 to the mid-1970s, Jim Osborne's work was inspired by his fascination with crime and the occult and his meticulous attention to gruesome detail. 

Although most of Jim Osborne's work is long out of print, D.O.A. Comics, published by Keith Green in 1976, collected many of his stories from earlier comic books.  The comics anthology, "The Best of Bijou / Apex Treasury of Underground Comics," features some of his stories.

The 58-year-old cartoonist died in a San Francisco boarding house on 24 November 2001, with three bottles of vodka and a Will Eisner 'Spirit' comic book at his side.

Sources include:
Patrick Rosenkranz in 'The Comics Journal' #242, April 2002

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About  Jim Osborne

Born:  1943
Died:   2001 - San Francisco, California
Known for:  underground comics, illustration