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Thursday, January 23, 2003

R.I.P., Bill Mauldin:
As a kid, Up Front was one of my favorite books. I guess most households in the late '40s and '50s had one. As an adult, I've amassed two copies from used bookshops or flea markets. Willie and Joe are like Mother Goose characters to me. Stars and Stripes has a nice tribute with copies of several cartoons, stories from the paper, from the war and after. Here's one: "Tell th' old man I'm sittin' up wit' two sick friends."

More: Toonopedia biography, description of Up Front. Sun Times story.

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