Jay Alan, Originally from Beatrice Nebraska,
Moving to Woodstock, NY later in life. Attended Univ. of Nebraska and
Chicago of Fine Arts. Known for his Political Journalism art during WWII
but mostly for his work with "Modest Maidens" until AP terminated all its
comics in 1961. Alan changed the name to "Modern Maidens" and began
syndicating the cartoon himself until his death in 1965.