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Lansing Campbell was an American illustrator best known for his illustrations in the Uncle Wiggily series of books by Howard R. Garis. He also used the signature Lang Campbell. Lansing Campbell was an American illustrator of popular children’s books. Campbell was born on March 3, 1882 in Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois to John Gaines Campbell (1839 – 1913) and Alice Beman (1847 – 1920). He died on May 26, 1937 in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina. He is laid to rest in Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.

From 1919 to 1929, he drew Uncle Wiggily’s Adventures as a comic strip. During the decade, the comic strip’s text evolved from captions to dialogue minus balloons to dialogue inside balloons.

17 strips 1925

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