Ted Slampyak

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Ted Slampyak
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Born (1965-12-15) December 15, 1965 (age 53)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Area(s)artist, writer
Notable works
Little Orphan Annie, Jazz Age Chronicles
Spouse(s)Jennifer Rae Atkins

Ted Slampyak is an American comic strip cartoonist who, until recently, drew Little Orphan Annie. He also draws the color webcomic Jazz Age Chronicles, a comic based in 1920s Boston. He is now the artist contributor to the Art of Manliness, a popular blog.

Slampyak was born in Philadelphia and is a 1987 graduate of Temple University's Tyler School of Art.[1] He is the creator of Jazz Age Chronicles, which was originally published for two years by EF Graphics and Caliber Comics, and is now a webcomic. During the 90's, he worked as an artist on, among other things, Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero from Tekno Comix.[2] He also contributed to Paradox Press' The Big book of... titles and created mini-comics featuring his libertarian heroine Suzi Romaine.[3] He drew on the syndicated comic strip Little Orphan Annie, until it was canceled on June 13, 2010. His work has been nominated for an Ignatz Award, and he has been the recipient of a local Addy Award by the American Advertising Federation.[4] He currently resides in New Mexico with his wife, Jennifer Atkins.[5]

Jazz Age chronicles[edit]

Jazz Age has been around in one form or another for the past 20 years. It was inspired by the roleplaying game Call of Cthulhu, and were published in three issues by EF Graphics and six issues by Caliber Comics in 1989 and the early 90's.[2] The comic returned as a webcomic in 2002, as part of the Modern Tales subscription site Adventurestrips.com. After Adventurestrips folded, Jazz Age relocated to its own site, but still used the Modern Tales subscription system. Currently, Jazz Age is being published online as part of Graphic Smash, which also belongs to the Modern Tales family of sites.[6] The comic was nominated for an Ignatz Award in the category "Outstanding Online Comic" in 2003 and named one of the best webcomics of 2004 by The Webcomics Examiner.[7]


Ted Slampyak at a Comics Convention in NYC in 1992

Slampyak has worked on a variety of comics, among which:[8]

  • Mr. Hero the Newmatic Man- 10 appearances
  • Jazz Age Chronicles- 5 appearances
  • Negative Burn- 4 appearances
  • Savage- 4 appearances
  • Pendulum- 2 appearances
  • Caliber Presents- 2 appearances
  • Annie- 2 appearances
  • Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man- 2 appearances
  • Quantum Leap- 1 appearance
  • Neil Gaiman's Wheel of Worlds- 1 appearance
  • The Big Book of the Unexpained- 1 appearance
  • The Big Book of Thugs-1 appearance
  • The Big Book of Little Criminals- 1 appearance
  • Jazz Age Chronicles: The CAse of the Beguiling Baroness- 1 appearance
  • Jazz Age Chronicles: The Flowers of San Pedro- 1 appearance
  • Caliber Rounds- 1 appearance
  • Neil Gaiman's Teknophage- 1 appearance


  1. ^ "Ted Slampyak". storytellersworkshop.com.
  2. ^ a b Spurgeon, Tom. "An Interview with Ted Slampyak". The Comics Reporter. Retrieved 2007-02-26.
  3. ^ Draper Carlson, Joanna. "Suzi Romaine". Comics Worth Reading. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2007-02-27.
  4. ^ "Addy Awards".
  5. ^ Adams, Celene (2005-02-27). "Snapshot: Ted Slampyak". The New Mexico Business Weekly. Retrieved 2007-02-26.
  6. ^ Danner, Alexander. "A Jam Session with Jazz Age Chronicles' Ted Slampyak and Alexander Danner". Comixpedia. Archived from the original on 2006-05-03. Retrieved 2007-02-26.
  7. ^ "The Best Webcomics of 2004". The Webcomics Examiner. Archived from the original on 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2007-02-26.
  8. ^ "Ted Slampyak Comics". Comic Vine. Retrieved 2019-07-29.

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