(1921 - 2003)
Bill (William Henry) Mauldin was active/lived in Missouri, Illinois, California, New Mexico. Bill Mauldin is known for editorial cartoonist-war genre.
Biography Bill Mauldin
Bill Mauldin was born in Mountain Park, New Mexico on October 29, 1921. His desire to be a cartoonist mushroomed at an early age. After finishing high school, Mauldin initiated studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Chicago. World War II interrupted his studies, and in 1940 he became a member of the U.S. Army's 45 Division. Although the war may have intervened with his studies, it did not squelch his intended career of cartooning.
"Willie & Joe", a couple of weary 'dogfaced' cartoon soldiers, was created by him in 1940 for the 45th Division News, his Division's newspaper. In 1943, Mauldin participated in the invasions of Sicily and Italy. Although the cartoon was somewhat despised by the conse
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