Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson born in Asheville, North Carolina is an American comic book artist, known as one of the premier inkers of his era, who has worked for companies such as DC Comics for over fifty years, starting in the 1930s-'40s Golden Age of Comic Books. He has worked on such characters as Hawkman, Batgirl, Zatanna and the Spectre, as well as on the Buck Rogers daily syndicated newspaper comic strip. Anderson also contributed for many years to PS, the preventive maintenance comics magazine of the U.S. Army. As an inker, Anderson also co-created what many fans consider to be early defining images of the modern-day Flash, Adam Strange, Atom, Superman and Batman. With his frequent collaborator, penciler Curt Swan, the pair's artwork on Superman and Action Comics in the 1970s came to be called "Swanderson" by the fans.

He is also known for re-drawing and inking Superman and Jimmy Olsen heads over Jack Kirby layouts in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, issues 133-144 from 1970-71.

As of the mid-2000s, he oversees Murphy Anderson Visual Concepts, which provides color separations and lettering for comic books. [source:]