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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

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.  Go to full article
Richie Rich was one of the characters that Couchey drew for Harvey Comics (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Richie Rich was one of the characters that Couchey drew for Harvey Comics (Photos: Brian Mann)

Sid Couchey wove the North Country into comic book history

Tonight at the Wadhams Library in Essex County, North Country comic book illustrator Sid Couchey will give a talk and answer questions about his life.

Couchey, who is 91 years old, was a so-called "factory artist" for decades. He drew characters like Richie Rich and Little Lotta for Harvey Comics.

When Brian Mann first profiled Couchey six years ago, he found that the artist often worked North Country scenes into his art.  Go to full article
Essex illustrator Sid Couchey
Essex illustrator Sid Couchey

Profile: Essex Comic Book Artist Sid Couchey

If you grew up reading comic books, you probably stumbled across the work of Essex illustrator Sid Couchey. Couchey worked for decades from his studio just above Lake Champlain, penciling characters like Richie Rich and Little Lotta for Harvey Comics. Brian Mann visited Couchey recently, to talk about his work -- and his love for telling stories through pictures.

The music in this story came from Eric Bibb's CD called "Painting Signs" on Earthbeat Records.  Go to full article

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