Above: Marty Links circa 1954 from her bio page at Lambiek.
Animator John Kricfalusi has posted a number of Bobby Sox single panel newspaper cartoons at his blog. Go and see!
Bobby Socks (later retitled Emmy Lou, after the bobby socks craze was moribund) was the creation of a female cartoonist, Marty Links, who passed away in January.
"By the way, if you happen to be confused by the the given name of the cartoonist, you're not alone. So, apparently, was The National Cartoonists' Society, of which she was one of the first female members. Correspondence from the Society was addressed to 'Mr. Marty Links' even after she'd given birth to her first child. She offered to send them her bust size."
- from Don Markstein's Toonpedia
Shaenon K. Garrity has a tribute to Bobby Sox's creator Marty Links here.
Hat tip to Journalista!
Photo of Marty Links at left from the Heritage Series site.