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Jay Maeder


January 29th, 1947

Place of Birth:

Cleveland, OH

Known Relatives:

Jane Walsh, Sister
Jordan Maeder, Son
Christopher Maeder, Son
4 Grandchildren


July 29th, 2014

Place of Death:

Greenwood Lake, NY

Jay Maeder was an American writer, journalist, and comics historian.

In 1990, Maeder wrote the non-fiction book Dick Tracy: The Official Biography. Maeder's writing style drew some criticism for its apparent bias against certain elements of the strip, such as the Moon Era and its trappings.

Maeder was the writer of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie (aka Annie) from the year 2000 until the strip was discontinued in 2010. Several characters from that strip were later incorporated into the Dick Tracy comic strip.

Maeder reportedly had a warm relationship with fellow writer Mike Curtis.

Maeder died in 2014 at the age of 67. The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 17 contains a dedication to Maeder's memory.