Up Front Author:Bill Mauldin Bill Mauldin drew the infantryman truthfully because he was once one himself. He fought and drew his way through the campaign in Sicily and holds the Purple Heart for wounds in Italy. — Bill Mauldin was born in New Mexico and grew up on a ranch near Phoenix, Arizona. His first job was as an artist at the age of twelve drawing posters for a rode... more »o. While in high school at Phoenix, he took a correspondence course in cartooning and sold his first cartoon for ten dollars. After high school he went to Chicago, working there as a truck driver, dishwasher, and menu designer to pay for his studies at the the Art Institute.
Mr. Mauldin joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatc as its editorial cartoonist in 1958. In June 1962 he joined the Chicago Sun-Times and is syndicated in over 250 newspapers in the United States and Canada.
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