Art Sansom

Art Sansom
Born Arthur B. Sansom
(1920-09-16)September 16, 1920
East Cleveland, Ohio
Died July 4, 1991(1991-07-04) (aged 70)
Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works
The Born Loser

Arthur B. Sansom (September 16, 1920 – July 4, 1991), better known as Art Sansom, was an American comic strip cartoonist who created the long-running comic strip The Born Loser.

He was born in East Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating with an art degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1942, Sansom worked as an engineer/draftsman for General Electric.[1]

Sansom created the strip Chris Welkin—Planeteer with Russ Winterbotham which ran from 1952 until 1964. In 1965, he created The Born Loser for the Newspaper Enterprise Association. In the mid-1980s, he was assisted on the strip by his son Chip Sansom, who assumed responsibility for the strip upon his death.


They received the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for best humor comic strip in 1987 and 1991.

He is buried in Lakewood Park Cemetery in Rocky River, Ohio.[2]


  1. ^ Art Sansom Cartoons 1966-1968 Syracuse University, 14 Apr 2009, Retrieved 11/29/2010
  2. ^ Vigil, Vicki Blum (2007). Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio: Stones, Symbols & Stories. Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company, Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59851-025-6


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