Mo Gollub was a comic book artist and animator. He began his career in 1937, when he became an animator for the Disney Studios. He remained with the company until 1941 and has worked on films like 'Bambi' and a couple of shorts. He was an animator with UPA in the 1950's and subsequently worked for Pantomime Pictures, Sanrio and Hanna Barbera, where he was a lay-out artist on shows like 'The Flintstones', 'Scooby Doo', 'The Harlem Globe Trotters' and 'The Smurfs' with intervals between 1964 and 1983.
He was also a comic book artist for Dell Publishing/Western Comics from 1946 to 1971. He drew realistic adventure series like 'Tarzan', 'Lone Ranger', 'Trigger', 'Lassie', 'Indian Chief', 'Robin Hood' and 'Korak', while he also worked on funny animal stories starring 'Cubby & Tubby', 'Fairy Tale Parade' and 'Raggedy And & Andy'. He also drew the comic book adaptation of Disney's 'Bambi' film. From 1960 onwards he was dividing his time between assignments from Western and his animation work. By then was a cover artist of the classic 'Turok' comic books.
Smokey (Quebec edition, 8/5/1958)
Gollub drew for Western's 'Smokey the Bear' comic book from 1955 and additionally produced this educational wildlife feature as a comic strip for newspapers through Columbia Features between 1957 and 1959. The strip also had a Sunday page, and was credited to Wes Wood, although Gollub was the artist and Paul Newman the writer.