Charles Bissell

Charles Bissell (1908-2000) began his art career as a freelance lithographic and commercial artist in 1924. In 1943, he joined the staff of The Tennessean as a political cartoonist. In 1945, he 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 Cartoon Award from the National Headliners Club in 1963, a Distinguished Service Award from Sigma Delta Chi in 1964, and the Public Service Award from the National Safety Council in 1966. He retired from The Tennessean in 1996 and passed away in 2000.