(1903 - 1987)
Bill (William) Holman was active/lived in New York, Illinois, Indiana. Bill Holman is known for cartoonist, illustrator.
Biography Bill Holman
Cartoonist Bill Holman was one of the few artists to maintain the broad slapstick tradition into modern times. For nearly 40 years he produced a stream of madcap gags about a group of firemen in Smokey Stover.
He was born in Nappanee, Indiana and once described himself as "always inclined to humor and acting silly." Although he never finished high school, he took the Landon correspondence course in cartooning while still in his hometown. When his family moved to Chicago, in 1919, he took night courses at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1920, he got a job as copy boy at the Chicago Tribune for $6 a week and had the chance to work around such cartoonists as Harold Gray (later to create Little Orphan Annie), Carl Ed (who did
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