ELLIOT CAPLIN (December 25, 1913 - February 20, 2000) was a comic
strip writer best known as the co-creator (with
Born in New Haven, Connecticut , Caplin graduated from Ohio State University in 1936. Beginning in 1937, he was employed as a writer for King Features Syndicate . He entered the comic book field as editor of True Comics for the Parents Magazine Institute. By 1940, he was an editorial director with the magazine Parents , leaving during World War II to serve with the Navy in the South Pacific. In the post-World War II years, he returned to Parents, continuing as an editor there until 1948.
He founded the comic book publisher Toby Press , which operated from 1949 to 1955.
In the early 1970s, Caplin wrote Meegan’s Game, a play about
arrested adolescence. Directed by Paul E. Davis, it had a 1974
workshop production for several weekends at the Cricket Theatre on
Second Avenue in an effort to interest potential backers. The play was
eventually produced in 1982. Among his many other plays are "A Nickel
for Picasso," a fictionalized account of his brother losing his leg.
He also wrote a book about his brother, "
Caplin lived in Larchmont, NY, with his wife Ruth and their three children, Donald, Joan and Toby. He died in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 2000.
* ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index,
FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKRG-Z3B :
accessed 12 Mar 2013), Elliott Caplin, 20 February 2000.
* ^ Caplin, Elliott.