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When Mort Walker b 1923 was ten years old, he received an inscribed Moon Mullins cartoon from its creator Frank Willard that read, Say Morton, those drawings you sent me were swell I ll bet you ll be a big shot cartoonist some day By the time he was fifteen, Walker was a comic strip artist for a daily metropolitan newspaper By the time he was eighteen, he was chiefWhen Mort Walker b 1923 was ten years old, he received an inscribed Moon Mullins cartoon from its creator Frank Willard that read, Say Morton, those drawings you sent me were swell I ll bet you ll be a big shot cartoonist some day By the time he was fifteen, Walker was a comic strip artist for a daily metropolitan newspaper By the time he was eighteen, he was chief editor of Hallmark Cards.In 1950, King Features picked up his strip Beetle Bailey for syndication Four years later, Walker created a spin off of Beetle Bailey called Hi and Lois Both strips continue to run daily, drawn and or supervised by Walker, and Beetle Bailey is distributed to roughly 1,800 newspapers Walker is one of the most widely read cartoonists in American history, and a legend in his own time.Mort Walker Conversations collects interviews and articles that span from 1938 to 2004 His engagement with the Museum of Cartoon Art which he founded is discussed in these pieces, along with the politics involved in working with cartoonists unions, artistic communities, and syndications In these conversations Walker shows how he has managed to keep his art and stories fresh for over seventy years of production.


  • Title: Mort Walker: Conversations
  • Author: Mort Walker Jason Whiton
  • ISBN: 9781578067008
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback

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Mort Walker Jason Whiton

Addison Morton Walker, popularly known as Mort Walker, was an American comic artist, best known for creating the newspaper comic strips Beetle Bailey in 1950 and Hi and Lois in 1954.Born in El Dorado, Kansas, he grew up in Kansas City, Missouri He had his first comic published at the age of 11, and sold his first cartoon at 12 At 15 he worked as a comic strip artist for a daily newspaper and by 18 he became chief editorial designer at Hall Brothers After graduating from Northeast High School in the Kansas City, Missouri School District, he attended the University of Missouri, where a life size bronze statue of Beetle Bailey sits in front of the alumni center.In 1943 he was drafted into the United States Army where he spent time in Europe during World War II He was discharged as a First Lieutenant four years later After military service and graduation from University of Missouri in 1948, where he was president of the local Kappa Sigma chapter 1 , he went to New York to pursue his cartooning career His first 200 cartoons were rejected, but he was slowly gaining recognition among the editors for his talent His big break came with Beetle Bailey and another success followed with Hi and Lois Other noteworthy cartoons he has created include Boner s Ark, Gamin Patches, Mrs Fitz s Flats, The Evers, Sam s Strip and Sam Silo the last two with Jerry Dumas.After than 50 years in the business, Mort Walker still supervises the daily work at his studio, which also employs 6 of his children.In 1974 he founded The National Cartoon Museum, and in 1989 he was inducted into the Museum of Cartoon Art Hall of Fame He received the Reuben Award of 1953 for Beetle Bailey, the National Cartoonist Society Humor Strip Award for 1966 and 1969, the Gold T Square Award in 1999, the Elzie Segar Award for 1977 and 1999, and numerous other awards for his work and dedication to the art.In his book The Lexicon of Comicana 1980 , written as a satirical look at the devices cartoonists use in their craft, Walker invented a cartoon vocabulary called Symbolia For example, Walker coined the term squeans to describe the starbusts and little circles that appear around a cartoon s head to indicate intoxication The typographical symbols that stand for profanities, which appear in dialogue balloons in the place of actual dialogue, Walker called grawlixes.



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