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The Cartoonist’s Cartoonists: Mort Walker
This week’s featured cartoonist is the legendary Mort Walker. Mort’s career began as a magazine editor for Dell Publishing, but his big break came with the creation of “Beetle Bailey” (1950) and “Hi and Lois” (1954). He received the Reuben Award in 1953 for “Beetle Bailey”, the National Cartoonist Society Humor Strip Award in 1966 and 1969 as well as the Gold T-Square Award in 1999. Here is Mort’s list of cartoonists that have inspired him or whose work he admires.
George McManus (Bringing up Father) The artwork was superb and the characters hilarious.
E.C. Segar (Popeye) I like his fight scenes and used them in my conflicts with Beetle and Sarge.
John Held, Jr. His brevity in drawing style are similar to mine.