A.D. Condo

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A.D. Condo, circa 1917.

Armundo Dreisbach "A.D." Condo (September 19, 1872 in Freeport, Illinois - 24 August 1956 in Albany, California)[1] was an American cartoonist best known as the creator of the comic strip "The Outbursts of Everett True".


Condo first joined the newspaper industry in the 1880s, working as a printer's devil. In 1896, the Toledo News hired him as an editorial cartoonist as a direct response to the William Jennings Bryan presidential campaign.[2] He subsequently worked for the Cleveland Press,[3] and was then contracted to the Press's owner, the Newspaper Enterprise Association, where he created "The Outbursts of Everett True".

Other works

Condo's other works included "Diana Dillpickles", "Osgar und Adolf" (1911-1915, ethnic humor), and "Mr. Skygack, from Mars" (1907-1912, often described as the first science fiction comic strip).[4]

The last comic strip to feature Condo's byline was published in 1946.[5]


  1. News of Yore: A.D. Condo's Aim Is True at Stripper's Guide, by Allan Holtz; published March 18, 2012; retrieved March 2, 2013
  2. CONDO’S REFORMER ‘EVERETT TRUE’ HAS NOW SWATTED 6,000 PESTS, from the Montana Daily Independent; by A.H. Frederick; published November 18, 1923; archived at Yesterday's Papers
  3. Everett True: A.D. Condo, Artist Who Created Him In 1902, from the New Orleans States; published 10/2/1917; archived at Stripper's Guide (March 18, 2012); retrieved March 2, 2013
  4. Mr. Skygak, From Mars, at the Filson Historical Society, by Michael Veach; published September 28, 2010; retrieved March 2, 2013
  5. A. D. Condo (1872-1956), by John Adcock, at Yesterday's Papers; published 16 May 2009; retrieved 2 March 2013