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John McDermott (artist)

John McDermott, also known under the pen name J.M. Ryan, was an American illustrator and author noted for action and adventure illustrations. McDermott worked as an in-between and effects animator for Walt Disney Studios and as a US Marine combat artist, before establishing himself as a cover illustrator for 1950s paperbacks and pulp magazines such as Argosy, American Weekly, and Outdoor Life. Under his J.M. Ryan pen name, he wrote the novels... Read More

BornJohn Richard McDermott
August 30, 1919
Pueblo, Colorado
DiedApril 20, 1977 (aged 57)
Westport, Connecticut
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