Everything's Archie

Classic Artists & Writers


These are the artists and writers of what I personally consider “classic” Archie, which is from the titular character’s first appearance in Pep Comics #22 on December 22, 1941, until the birth of Jughead’s sister Jellybean in Jughead #50 in 1993. For me, Jellybean’s birth really sort of cemented Archie’s focus away from teenage and even college-age readers to much younger readers. Also, you are totally free to make fun of me for having such a well-defined watershed moment for something like Archie Comics.


  • Bob Montana – 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, mid-1970s – the original Archie
  • Janice Valleau – 1940s – Archie, Ginger, glamorous style
  • Dan DeCarlo – late 1950s, 1960s, 1970s – that classic Archie look, often fun and silly stories/artwork
  • Harry Lucey – late 1950s, 1960s, mid-1970s – cinematic style, clever stories
  • George Frese – 1950s - Ginger, Reggie, Betty and Veronica
  • Bob Bolling – 1950s, 1960s, 1970s – creator of Little Archie; beautiful, exquisitely-drawn style with sweet stories
  • Samm Schwartz – 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s – classic Jughead, spare style
  • Stan Goldberg - late 1960s
  • Bill Woggon – mid-1940s, 1950s -  creator of Katy Keene; drop-dead gorgeous pinups
  • Bob White – 1950s, 1960s, 1970s - Life with Archie, beautiful detail
  • Al Hartley – late 1960s, 1970s – torn between his devout born-again Christianity and an apparently dark, almost nihilistic look on the world
  • Rudy Lapick – 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s – inker; frequent collaborator with Dan DeCarlo
  • Jon D’Agostino – 1960s, 1970s – inker
  • Joe Edwards – 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s – Li’l Jinx
  • Bill Vigoda – 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, early 1970s – Archie’s Mad House
  • John Rosenberger – 1960s, 1970s – The Mighty Crusaders
  • Al Fagaly - 1940s, 1950s, 1960s – creator of Super Duck, Wilbur



  • Vic Bloom – 1940s – the original Archie
  • Frank Doyle – 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s – head writer for Archie from the early ’50s through the ’80s; frequent collaborator with Bob White (Life with Archie) and Dan DeCarlo
  • George Gladir – late 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s – Sabrina

Written by Sugar

March 17th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

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