Bob Satterfield (cartoonist)

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Bob Satterfield
Bob Satterfield, 1913 (cropped).jpg
BornRobert William Satterfield
(1875-10-18)October 18, 1875
Sharon, Pennsylvania
DiedFebruary 17, 1958(1958-02-17) (aged 82)
Glendale, California

Robert William Satterfield (October 18, 1875 in Sharon, Pennsylvania– February 17, 1958 in Glendale, California),[1][2] also known as "Sat",[3] was an American cartoonist known for his editorial cartoons; he also created the comic strips The Family Next Door,[3] Oh Thunder,[4] and The Bicker Family;[5] as well as the daily panels Sat's Bear and Days We'll Never Forget, [3] as well as Bizzy Bear.[6][7][8]

Satterfield's career began in 1896 when, after having studied art as a part-time student in Pittsburgh, he moved to Youngstown, Ohio for work and began sending unsolicited cartoons (most of which were based on the William Jennings Bryan presidential campaign) to the Cleveland Press;[9] the Press's editor eventually bought one, and hired Satterfield as a regular artist. In 1898, Satterfield was transferred to the Kansas City World, where he functioned as that paper's entire art department for four years until 1902, when Mark Hanna hired him to be a full-time cartoonist for the Cleveland News.[9]

In 1924, Satterfield signed an exclusive contract with Publishers Autocaster Service;[10] later, he worked for the Newspaper Enterprise Association.[2] In 1928, he produced Picture Life of a Great American: Pictorial Life of Herbert Hoover, a prototype of a comic book, in association with the Herbert Hoover presidential campaign.[11][12][13]


  1. ^ Robert W. "Bob" Satterfield at Find A Grave; published June 2, 2011; retrieved May 6 2014
  2. ^ a b Notes, from the Cleveland Press (archived at; published February 18, 1958; retrieved May 6, 2014
  3. ^ a b c Bob Satterfield, at Lambiek; published June 8, 2012; retrieved May 6, 2014
  4. ^ Satterfield, Robert W, at the Political Cartoon Society; retrieved May 6, 2014
  5. ^ Holtz, Allan. "Obscurity of the Day: The Bicker Family," Stripper's Guide (November 06, 2006).
  6. ^ Ink-Slinger Profiles: Ralph Eckhart, at Stripper's Guide; by Alex Jay; published October 15, 2012; retrieved May 6, 2014
  7. ^ BIZZY BEAR -:- -:- Illustrated Bedtime Story -:- -:-, in the Toledo News-Bee (via Google News); published December 12, 1933; retrieved May 6, 2014
  8. ^ THE MISSOURIAN IS GIVING YOU MORE OF BIZZY BEAR in the Southeast Missourian; published January 24, 1921; retrieved May 6, 2014
  9. ^ a b "Story of our cartoonist Satterfield" (PDF). Andover News. May 9, 1924. p. 2.
  10. ^ "Famous Cartoonist Now Drawing For This Paper". Brewster Herald. May 2, 1924 – via
  11. ^ Picture life of a great American, at the Library of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; retrieved May 6, 2014
  12. ^ Best-Selling Comic Books: Picture Life of a Great American (1928) Archived May 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine at; retrieved May 6, 2014
  13. ^ Activity #4 Analyzing a Political Comic Book Archived May 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum; retrieved May 6, 2014