Bill Mauldin’s WWII Cartoons to Be Collected in Two-Volume Set

By: E&P Staff

More than 600 of Bill Mauldin’s World War II cartoons — many never reprinted before — will be collected in a two-volume set that Fantagraphics Books is publishing this February.

“Willie & Joe: The WWII Years” totals 650 hardcover pages. It’s edited by Todd DePastino, whose biography of the cartoonist — “Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front” — is also slated to be published this February by W.W. Norton.

Mauldin (1921-2003) used his Willie and Joe characters to comment on World War II through the eyes of average soldiers. The WWII veteran won a 1945 Pulitzer Prize for those United Feature Syndicate cartoons, and won another Pulitzer in 1959 while with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Mauldin, who also worked for the Chicago Sun-Times, was syndicated by King Features for much of his career.

Fantagraphics plans to publish several other volumes of the cartoons Mauldin did until his 1991 retirement.

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