(1882 - 1954)
George McManus was active/lived in New York, California, Missouri. George McManus is known for illustrator-cartoons.
Biography George McManus
George McManus was a fun-loving and gregarious man, who came to resemble his most successful creation, Jiggs of Bringing Up Father. McManus tried all sorts of comic strips before he discovered the right one. As soon as he created Jiggs and Maggie and Bringing Up Father in 1913, he settled down to become a millionaire cartoonist.
McManus was born in St. Louis, and was working as an office boy in the art department of the St. Louis Republic by age 15. He was soon doing the sort of graphic reporting expected of newspaper artists before photographs could be reproduced drawing hangings and the scenes of murders, suicides, and assorted disasters. Early in the 20th century, and acting on a bootblacks tip, McManus bet $100 on a horse running
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