Monday, August 20, 2012
Above: 1958 cover story "Bill Mauldin Takes You on a Family Tour" from the Sports Illustrated Web site.
Some rarely seen photos of Pulitzer Prize wining editorial cartoonist Bill Mauldin through the years.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 1945 -- MAULDINS IN HAPPIER TIMES -- William H. (Bill) Mauldin, 24-year-old cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner, greets his wife Norma Jean, and their son, Bruce, 2, after his release from the army. Yesterday, he charged his wife with adultery in a divorce suit here, in which he asked for custody of his son. AP Wirephoto.
February 8, 1965 - Sun-times cartoonist Bill Mauldin (left) admires the helicopter pilot helmet awarded to his son Bruce upon Bruce's graduation last year from the U.S. Army's Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. Mauldin was visiting Bruce with the 52d Aviation Battalion, when the Viet Cong attacked Saturday.
October 28, 1965 - AUTOGRAPH PARTY - Bill Mauldin, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist of the Sun-Times, autographs copies of his new book "I've Decided I Want My Seat Back." The autographing party was held at Barbara's Bookstore, 1434 N. Wells. The new book contains cartoons and commentary. (Sun-Times Photo by Bob Kotalik..)
March 17, 1966 -- Bill Mauldin, Sun-Times editorial cartoonist, and Paul Ghali, Daily News Paris correspondent, exchange greetings and discuss Mauldin's work in the gallery of the Sun-Times and Daily News building. The exhibit of original Mauldin cartoons will continue until the end of March and is open to the public without charge.
May 3, 1966- Sun-Time cartoonist Bill Mauldin (left) is notified that he'll receive the "Communicator of the Year" award next Wednesday at the 19th annual communications division dinner of the Combined Jewish Appeal of Metropolitan Chicago. With Mauldin are Larry Fanning (center), of the Publishers Newspaper Syndicate, and Morris Rotman, Chairman of the CJA division. Sun-Times photo.
September 13, 1985 - Cartoonist Bill Mauldin thinks President Reagan is "wrong a lot."
Bill Mauldin in his studio, 1984:
Some related links:
Bill Mauldin gets his best ideas in the bath, according to this 1977 Bill Mauldin Profile
1990: Bill Mauldin in Saudi Arabia
Brian Hoag on Bill Mauldin and Charles Schulz
More rare photos of Mauldin here and here
More rare and unseen cartoonist photos in general (lots of 'em):
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