Saturday, 24 May 2014
My grandfather, a WW2 Navy veteran, had a lot of books on the war. My favorite since I was a wee little thing has been this one, Up Front, by Bill Mauldlin. He was an editorial cartoonist who drew for the Stars and Stripes, the US Army newspaper. The two main characters in his works are Willie and Joe, "two weary and bedraggled infantry troopers who stoically endure the difficulties and dangers of duty in the field". These comics are good as, and we're going to post a few every Saturday to give you guys a little something fun.