Graphic Relics — Pace

Early Christian Cartoonist, E.J. Pace

Posted by Don Manley on

An early Christian Comics Pioneer, Ernest James Pace was born November 11th, 1879 in Columbus, Ohio. He died in 1946. When Pace was a teenager a news reporter saw him sketching during a church service and introduced him to the editor of a local paper where he began drawing cartoons. Below is a 1919 photo of Pace. The two cartoons are from the 1930 "Pictures That Talk" Evangel booklet by Pace. The Evangel booklet has been sold. I'm on the lookout for another. At the age of 19 Pace moved to Chicago to illustrate political cartoons for the daily Journal....

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