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Charles Bissell

Charles Bissell began his art career as a freelance lithographic and commercial artist at the age of 16. He joined the staff of The Tennessean as a political cartoonist in 1943 and, two years later, became the art director of The Tennessean’s Sunday Magazine. In 1962, he created his own cartoon feature, “Bissell’s Brave New World,” which ran until 1976. During the course of his career, he received the prestigious Cartoon Award from the National Headliners Club, a Distinguished Service Award from Sigma Delta Chi, and the Public Service Award from the National Safety Council. He retired from The Tennessean in 1996.