McCormack Australia

Born
? in Australia
Died
? in Australia
Credited for

writing

art

letters

Also known as

John McCormack

Biography

McCormack contributed to Smith’s Weekly prior to the second world war.

In 1943-45 he was official artist for the American Red Cross in Australia and New Guinea. For the Red Cross, he prepared a series of illustrations 'Aussies in Action' for Flight Lieutenant J.C. Murray, a member of the RNZAF. Some of these or similar features were subsequently published in a range of Frank Johnson publications.

In 1945 McCormack went to the USA and worked successfully as a commercial artist in New York and Chicago. He won an Art Directors Club of New York (ADC) Annual Award several times.

McCormack returned to Sydney by 1964 when he was included the Blaxland Gallery cartooning exhibition 'Fifty Years of Australian Cartooning' organised by Tony Rafty and Brodie Mack.

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Star Pocket Comics (Frank Johnson, 1942? series) #4 (May 1943)
Flight-Lieut David Vernon (Aussies in Action)
Comic: Illustration
Star Pocket Comics (Frank Johnson, 1942? series) #4 (May 1943)
Untitled (John Dexter Special Investigator)
Comic: Comic story
Star Pocket Comics (Frank Johnson, 1942? series) #6 (1943)
John Curtin Australia's Austerity Prime Minister (Australia's Leaders)
Comic: Comic story
Star Pocket Comics (Frank Johnson, 1942? series) #nn [9] (November 1944)
General the Hon. Sir Harold Alexander (Allied Generals)
Comic: Comic story
Star Pocket Comics (Frank Johnson, 1942? series) #nn [9] (November 1944)
"V.C." Flt. Sgt. Middleton
Comic: Comic story
Star Pocket Comics (Frank Johnson, 1942? series) #11 (February 1945)
For Great Gallantry, William Kibby Has Won the Posthumous Award of the V.C. (Aussies in Action)
Comic: Cartoon
Star Pocket Comics (Frank Johnson, 1942? series) #11 (February 1945)
Sir Frederic Eggleston, the First Australian Minister to China. (Australia's Leaders)
Comic: Text article
The New Cracker (Frank Johnson, 1945?) (1945)
Lieut.-Commander. Chester. Smith. Navy Star. (Allied Heroes)
Comic: Comic story
Star Pocket Comics (Frank Johnson, 1942? series) #14 (1945)
Flight-Lieutenant Ron Rankin D.F.C. (Aussies in Action)
Comic: Comic story
Star Pocket Comics (Frank Johnson, 1942? series) #14 (1945)
Flight-Lieut. Colin Parkinson (Aussies in Action)
Comic: Comic story

Status

Created

  • 5 Oct 2019

Last updated

  • 13 Apr 2022