Bill Chapman – RIP

Wrangler/ranch hand/pilot/artist/cartoonist Bill Chapman has passed away.

William Scott (Bill) Chapman

December 20, 1933 – April 22, 2023

From the obituary:

Bill, as he was known, grew up in Yellowstone National Park, summering and wintering in differing locations for years, believing he was a miniature adult as other children were few and far between.

He was drafted then and spent two years at Fort Sam Houston in Texas where he served as the Service Club illustrator…He built Juniper Studio and taught oil and watercolor painting and created interpretive panels and commercial art for the Park Service, Montana Power Company, and many others.

Back to the obituary:

In the 70’s he wrote and illustrated a brief history of the Park in comic book format, “Yarns of the Yellowstone,” and Loretta distributed them to sales points around and throughout Yellowstone Park.

Comic Book Plus has posted the entire comic.