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Ed Harris

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Ed Harris
Borncirca 1914
DiedDecember 22, 2003 (age 88)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ed Harris (c.1914-2003) was a magic artist and illustrator, and creator of various publications on trick cartoons. [1]


He was introduced to magic by his father, Arthur, an amateur magician. He developed talents as a chalk talk performer by combining trick cartoons with clever patter at programs for children. His father built him a Chalk-Talk easel and together they performed as "Arthur Harris and Son - Entertainers!"

Harris wrote books on Trick Cartoons and Magic Clip Art after his retirement as a commercial illustrator. His magic illustrations can be found in many catalogs, book covers and brochures of magicians.

He created the angled "Wheaties" logo that has appeared on boxes of cereal worldwide.

His monthly column on Trick Cartoons for magicians, ventriloquists and chalk talk artists appeared in the New Tops during the 1970s and '80s.[2]


  • Comic Trick Cartoons (1972)
  • A Fun Filled Portfolio of Cartoon Magic (1973)
  • Chalk-talkers Comic Trickartoons (1977)
  • 40 Fun Chalk-Talk Gags (1981)
  • Chalk Talk Stunts for the Clown (1989)
  • Mystery Bill ???
  • Twelve Amazing Magic Tricks You Can Do ???

As illustrator:

  • Cover of "Dove, Silk and Flower Magic" by John D. Pomeroy (1975)
  • "Kidbiz" by David Ginn (1982)
  • "Magic and Monsters for Kids I Love" by David Ginn (1984)
  • "For My Next Trick" by Karrell Fox (1985)
  • "My Latest Book" by Karrell Fox (1988)
  • "Much Ado About Something" by Karrell Fox (1995)


  1. Cover, New Tops, December 1972
  2. Obit, MUM, April, 2004