Vivian Lipman Berg (January 4, 1923 - December 21, 2014) was an American artist, writer, letterer, and editor in the Golden and Silver Ages. She was married to Mad artist Dave Berg.

Life & Career[edit | edit source]

Vivian Lipman was born in New Rochelle, New York, in 1923 to Benjamin and Mary Lipman, who had immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1905. In the early 1940s, she studied at Cooper Union, where she met her future husband Dave Berg.

In the Golden Age she worked primarily for Archie and Classics Illustrated. In the Silver Age, she mainly lettered for Marvel and DC Comics.

She and her husband married on March 3, 1949 and lived in New Rochelle, New York for some time before moving to Marina Del Rey, California. They had two children, Nancy and Mitch.

Her husband died in 2002, and she passed away in 2014.

Known Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Classic Comics (1941)/Classics Illustrated (1947) #2, 3, 15[1]
    • #2: Back cover
    • #3: "Count of Monte Cristo" interior art assist.
    • #15: "The Children's Hour" (by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) adaptation

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Jones Jr., William B. Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, 2nd ed. McFarland, 2012 (ISBN 9780786488407). pp. 317, 319.

Bails-icon.jpg See Vivian Lipman Berg's entry on Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books.


GCD-icon.png See Vivian Lipman Berg's credits at the Grand Comics Database.

FAG-icon.png View Vivian Lipman Berg's memorial at Find-A-Grave.

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