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William Janocha Collection

An inventory of his Collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MD
Date: 22 Dec 2008

Biographical History

William Janocha (1959- ) is an American cartoonist, illustrator and comics historian.

William Janocha was born in October 1959 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Janocha received his BFA from Syracuse University in 1981 and drew a daily comic strip while a student there.

Janocha worked for the Walt Disney Productions Broadcast Arts studio in New York and became Mort Walker’s assistant in 1987. Janocha has written for magazines including Mad and Hogan's Alley. He has drawn book illustrations and his editorial cartoons have appeared in the Greenwich Time and Stamford Advocate. The National Cartoonists Society recognized Janocha with a Silver T-Square Award in 1996.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The William Janocha Collection consists of 1 Sunday cartoon by George Merkle from the comic strip Hy Score (1944); 1 daily cartoon by Ving Fuller from the comic strip Little Doc (1956); and 75 cartoons by George Fett from the comic strips Little Nono and Sniffy (1973) and Norbert (1974-1981).

Hy Score featured a FBI agent. Little Doc was distributed by Ving Features Syndicate. Little Nono and Sniffy (Norbert) was distributed by United Feature Syndicate and was based on Fett's own pets, including his beagle Sniffy.

Arrangement of the Collection

Each title is foldered separately. Little Nono and Sniffy and Norbert panels are in chronological order.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has collections of over one hundred cartoonists. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Fett, George.
Fuller, Ving.
Janocha, William.
Merkle, George.

Corporate Bodies

United Feature Syndicate.
Ving Features Syndicate.

Associated Titles

Hy Score (comic strip)
Little Doc (comic strip)
Little Nono and Sniffy (comic strip)
Norbert (comic strip)


American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Animals -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Cartoonists -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

William Janocha Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of William Janocha, 2003.

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