ARRL Celebrates “QSL Cartoonist” Otto Eppers

Posted on August 17, 2011

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The ARRL’s website contains a recent post celebrating the legacy of Otto Eppers, QSL cartoonist and radio amateur.

The article, written by Thomas Clark, contains a brief biography of Eppers, explaining his journey from his childhood in Brooklyn, through military service and settling in Clearfield, Pennsylvania where he became one of the preeminent radio hobby cartoonists.

“Otto was known for his generosity, civic commitment, sense of humor and most notably his artistic ability. His QSL cards are valuable collector’s items today and are treasured by many of his admirers,” Clark’s article says.

In 1947 Eppers moved back to New York to pursue a career as a full time cartoonist – in the big times.

“He ended up in the employ of the cartoon giants Chester Publications, I.W. Publications and Marvel Comics,” Clark’s article says.

Clark’s article also contains a link to a Picasaweb site where you can view many of Eppers original QSL cartoon designs.

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