Thursday, November 12, 2020

History Happy Hour Week 35: Cartoonist Bill Mauldin

Just a reminder that this Sunday there will be a "History Happy Hour" live feed about cartoonist Bill Mauldin. Set a YouTube reminder now! Here are the specs:

This Week on History Happy Hour: Legendary WWII journalist Ernie Pyle declared Sgt. Bill Maudlin the, “finest cartoonist the war had produced.” Mauldin is best remembered today for his wartime “Willie and Joe” cartoons. Often overlooked is the fact that the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner had a long and distinguished career that spanned the second half of the 20th Century, and brought his acerbic wit and ironic eye for the absurd to some of post-war America’s most important issues and events. As Colonel Jennifer Pritzker has so correctly observed, “There is a Bill Maudlin for every situation.” Host-historians Christopher Anderson and Rick Beyer welcome Mauldin biographer Todd DePastino, editor of the new book “Drawing Fire: the Editorial Cartoons of Bill Mauldin.” America’s quintessential cartoonist, Bill Mauldin, Sunday on History Happy Hour. Don’t forget your cocktail!

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