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Sid Couchey in his home in Essex (Photo:  Brian Mann)
Sid Couchey in his home in Essex (Photo: Brian Mann)

Remembering North Country artist, illustrator Sid Couchey

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One of the North Country's most influential and beloved artists passed away last month. Sid Couchey was a cartoonist and illustrator who lived in Essex in the Champlain Valley.

He drew for decades for Harvey Comics, helping to bring life to iconic characters like Richie Rich and Little Lotta.

Couchey, who was 92 years old, also popularized characters like "Champy," the friendly sea monster that supposedly haunts Lake Champlain. Brian Mann has this remembrance.

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Sid Couchey (in the boat) plays chauffeur to Richie Rich (Drawing:  Sid Couchey)

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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The music in this story came from Eric Bibb's CD called "Painting Signs" on Earthbeat Records. Brian's profile of Sid Couchey first aired in 2005.

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