Bill Mauldin

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Bill Mauldin

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist from the United States add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1921.

Countries: United States (56%), Illinois (11%), New York (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Boris Pasternak, Chicago Sun-Times, Pulitzer Prize

Linked to: Democratic Party, American Civil Liberties Union, Chicago Sun-Times, National Safety Council




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Bill Mauldin was born in 1921 add something


Mauldin entered the US Army via the Arizona National Guard in 1940 add something


During July 1943, Mauldin's cartoon work continued when, as a sergeant of the 45th Division's press corps, he landed with the division in the invasion of Sicily and later in the Italian campaign add something


His credibility with the common soldier increased in September 1943, when he was wounded in the shoulder by a German mortar while visiting a machine gun crew near Monte Cassino add something


Mauldin began working for "Stars and Stripes", the American soldiers' newspaper; as well as the 45th Division News, until he was officially transferred to the "Stars and Stripes" in February 1944 add something


By March 1944, he was given his own jeep, in which he roamed the front, collecting material and producing six cartoons a week add something


In 1945, at the age of 23, Mauldin won the Pulitzer Prize add something


But Mauldin's attempt to carry Willie and Joe into civilian life was unsuccessful, as documented in his memoirs, "Back Home", in 1947 add something


Mauldin appeared as an actor in the 1951 films "The Red Badge of Courage" and "Teresa", and as himself in the 1998 documentary "America in the '40s" add something


In 1956, he ran unsuccessfully for the United States Congress as a Democrat in New York's 28th Congressional District add something


In 1959, he won the Pulitzer Prize again for a cartoon depicting "Doctor Zhivago" author Boris Pasternak in a Soviet GULAG with the caption "I won the Nobel Prize for literature add something


Boris Pasternak - Meanwhile, Bill Mauldin produced a political cartoon which won the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning


In 1961 he received their Reuben award as well add something


In 1962 he moved to the "Chicago Sun-Times" add something


One of his most famous post-war cartoons appeared in Chicago in 1963, following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy add something


From 1969 to 1998, cartoonist Charles M. Schulz regularly paid tribute to Bill Mauldin in his "Peanuts" comic strip on Veterans Day add something


In 1969, Mauldin was commissioned by the National Safety Council to illustrate the booklet on traffic safety, which the council published every year add something


Schulz paid tribute to Rosie the Riveter in 1976, and Ernie Pyle in 1997 and 1999 add something


John Fischetti - He joined Bill Mauldin at the "Chicago Sun-Times" two years before he died of a heart attack in 1980


Mauldin remained with the "Sun-Times" until his retirement in 1991 add something


In 1998, Mauldin drew "Willie and Joe" for publication one last time, as part of a Veterans Day strip for the popular comic, Peanuts add something


On September 19, 2001, Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. Tilley presented Mauldin with a personal letter from Army Chief of Staff General Eric K. Shinseki, a hardbound book with notes from other senior Army leaders and several celebrities to include Walter Cronkite, Tom Brokaw and Tom Hanks add something

Bill Mauldin died in 2003 add something


In 2005, Mauldin was inducted into the Oklahoma Cartoonists Hall of Fame in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma by Michael Vance add something


March 2, 2008 His cartoons were viewed by soldiers throughout Europe during World War II, and were published in the United States add something


In April 2008, Fantagraphics Books released a two-volume set of Mauldin's complete wartime Willie and Joe cartoons, edited by Todd DePastino, titled "Willie & Joe: The WWII Years" add something