Cartoonist Jerry Bittle (1949-2003), who drew the comic strips GEECH and SHIRLEY AND SON, is remembered in this article by Beccy Tanner for the Wichita Eagle.
Jerry describes himself as student in Wichita:
“In school while other kids took notes and doodled in the margins, I doodled and took notes in the margins. If I had taken more notes and less doodles, I might have been able to get a real job. Instead, I ended up as a cartoonist … It is a silly job for a grown man, but somebody’s got to do it. It might as well be me.”