Dan DeCarlo (1919–2001) was an American cartoonist best known as the artist who developed the look of Archie Comics in the late 1950s and early 1960s, modernizing the characters to their contemporary appearance and establishing the publisher’s house style.  As well, he is the generally recognized co-creator of the characters Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie and the Pussycats.

Archie No. 254

Archie No. 254

In addition to his comic-book work, DeCarlo drew freelance pieces for the magazines The Saturday Evening Post and Argosy, as well as Timely/Atlas publisher Martin Goodman’s Humorama line of pin-up girl cartoon digests.  He is cited, along with fellow Archie artist Harry Lucey and others as being a strong artistic influence on alternative comics creators Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, co-creators of the long-running series Love and Rockets.

Dan Decarlo Pin up Girl

Dan Decarlo Pin up Girl

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