|born on||12 July 1939 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )|
|Place||Whitehall (Cook County), Illinois, 42n04, 87w57|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°23' 22°46 Asc. 17°37'|
American cartoonist and animator. He was an underground comics artist during the mid-1960s and early 1970s in California, eventually relocating to Canada, where he worked in animation.
Obsessively drawing every night, Metzger could be found at his drawing board while friends gathered and talked around him. In the early days of the original Star Trek, Metzger and several friends would gather every Wednesday evening to watch. Always a guest at the hippest parties in the Bay Area, he often carried a flask of brandy in his back pocket for all to share. He was friendly with the underground artists of the day, plus many Bay Area bluegrass and country musicians, as well as the Grateful Dead.
Metzger contributed to such publications as Gothic Blimp Works and Bill Spicer's Graphic Story Magazine. His best known creation is Moondog, a science-fantasy series notable for its sophisticated art and elaborate imaginative framework. Published by the Print Mint, it ran from 1969 until 1973.
Metzger was the Artist Guest of Honor at Vancouver's Vcon 8 in 1980, invited back as the Artist GoH Emeritus in 2010.
[[wikipedia:George_Metzger_(artist)>.|Link to Wikipedia biography]]
Sy Scholfield quotes Jay Acton et al. "Mug shots: Who's Who in the New Earth" (World, 1972): 149, "Born July 12, 1939, Whitehall, lllinois. . . . He was born a Cancer, Virgo rising, Moon in Taurus."
- Vocation : Art : Cartoonist