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Jay Malcolm Kennedy (April 18, 1956 - March 15, 2007) was an American editor and writer. He joined King Features Syndicate in 1988 as deputy comics editor and became comics editor one year later. He began as King Features' editor-in-chief in 1997.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Kennedy grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey. After studying sculpting and conceptual art at New York's School of Visual Arts, Kennedy graduated with a sociology degree from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. At the University he was an active member of the Pail & Shovel Party, a student group dedicated to bringing humor to student government via absurdist and playful pranks. Kennedy drew posters and flyers for the group and took part in many activities including the famous Pink Flamingo planting. From 1983 to 1988, he served as cartoon editor of Esquire where he edited and co-wrote Lynda Barry's Modern Romance. At the same time, Kennedy was a humor book agent as well as a cartoon consultant and editor for magazines and publishers, including People and Whittle Communications. In 1985, he was a guest editor for the “European Humor” issue released by the National Lampoon.

Kennedy wrote articles about the history of cartooning, and he profiled cartoonists and contemporary comics for magazines, including New Age Journal, Heavy Metal, New York and Escape Magazine, an English bi-monthly. His interest in cartooning, he once explained, was because:
In the fine arts, artists generally comment on the world only obliquely; and sadly, only those people who have the leisure to study art history can fully appreciate their comments. By contrast, cartoons are an art form accessible to all people. They can simply laugh at the jokes or look beyond them to see the artist's view of the world. Cartoons are multileveled art accessible to everyone at whatever level they choose to enjoy.

In 2006, Kennedy introduced King Features' DailyINK, an online service which bills subscribers $15 annually and makes available, on a web page and via email, more than 90 vintage and current comic strips, puzzles and editorial cartoons. The vintage strips have included Bringing Up Father, Buz Sawyer, Flash Gordon, Krazy Kat, The Little King, The Phantom and Rip Kirby.

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Total Books: 5
The Funders' Almanac
2008 - The Funders' Almanac (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906294274
ISBN-10: 1906294275

The New Breed
1990 - The New Breed (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780380760718
ISBN-10: 0380760711
Genres: Arts & Photography, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Comics & Graphic Novels

The Official Underground  Newave Comix Price Guide
1982 - The Official Underground Newave Comix Price Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780960665433
ISBN-10: 0960665439
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels