Essex, NY, Apr 16, 2012 — 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)
Jan 05, 2004 — 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