That's the problem today: Who is the creator?
I started working with Timely in 1946. Stan Lee hired me.
After about twenty issues of Josie, they decided to pay me.
When I found this opportunity to answer the ad, I got the job and I've been there ever since.
The first book that they gave me was Jeannie, a young teenager. I went on with her maybe ten books.
What made me want to go into doing comics was I was working as a laborer with my father, a gardener.
Because they feel that without them telling you to do this, you wouldn't have had the characters that you have, you wouldn't have the book that you have.
I designed all the characters, anyway, and Frank Doyle was doing all the writing. I didn't have any more input on what direction they were going to go with Josie.
There were eleven publishers in New York City, and when it was all over, I think it went down to four or five, and then finally just the three of them, the Big Three.
Then he took me off Jeannie and he gave me Millie the Model. That was a big break for me. It wasn't doing to well and somehow when I got on it became quite successful.