Odin Burvik, pen-name of Mabel Burwick Waugh (September 17, 1904 - June 17, 1998) was an American newspaper cartoonist.

Life & CareerEdit

Burwick was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Odin and Della Burwick. Her father died in 1908, and her mother worked as a dressmaker until she remarried.[1] At 12 years old, she decided she wanted to be a professional artist.[2] By 1920, Burwick and her mother lived in Los Angeles, California, with her half-brother, Robert Oleson;[3] the whereabouts of her step-father at this time are unknown. By 1930, the family was living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all using the Burwick surname.[4] She had started working as a freelance commercial artist by this time as well. At some point, she attended Minneapolis Art Institute.[5]

At some point before 1933, she was hired by the L.S. Donaldson Company. In 1935, she and her family lived in Chicago, Illinois, and it was likely around this time she attended Chicago Art Institute.

In 1944, Burwick took over the Dickie Dare newspaper strip originally by Coulton Waugh, whom she married soon after.


  1. "Mabel G Burwick", United States Census, 1910, FamilySearch. (database with images) Accessed 15 Sept 2017.
  2. "People 'Live' in Waugh's Art", Kingston Daily Freeman (New York). Published 13 Apr 1968.
  3. "Mable Burwich (sic)", United States Census, 1920, FamilySearch. (database with images) Accessed 15 Sept 2017.
  4. "Grace Burwick", United States Census, 1930, FamilySearch. (database with images) Accessed 15 Sept 2017.
  5. Bulletin, vol. 23-24. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Published 1934.