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A Bill Mauldin Centennial

“I was a born troublemaker and might as well earn a living at it.
 – – – – Bill Mauldin (October 29, 1921 – January 22, 2003)

William Henry Mauldin, better known to the world as Bill Mauldin, was one of the most popular and influential cartoonists of the twentieth century.

In 1975, Bill Mauldin gave his papers and 1,700 original cartoon drawings dating from 1938 to 1965 to the Library of Congress, a generous gift to the American people from a man who had touched the hearts and souls of a generation of enlisted men during World War II. He later shaped the minds of thousands in his political cartoons.

Here’s the Library of Congress biography of the great cartoonist.

We’ll just go on to some of his masterpieces.

The template for future obit cartoons:

Bill Mauldin Pultizer Prize cartoon:

Bill Mauldin Pulitzer Prize cartoon too:

With the controversy over what history books should be in schools,
some recommendations…



Community Comments

#1 Dolly Ensey
@ 2:30 pm

Bill graciously signed his book, “The Brass Ring – A Sort of a Memoir” for my WW11 veteran father as my Father’s Day present to him:

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