Willie, by Leonard Sansone

Leonard Sansone was a cartoonist originally from Norwoord, Massachussetts. He served in the US Army during World War II and became a member of Camp Newspaper Service. He drew the humorous military cartoon 'Wolf Man' for Stars and Stripes and Yank Magazine during World War II. The strip was also known as 'The Wolf' and 'GI Wolf'.

After the War, he moved to Miami and created the daily newspaper comic 'Willie' for United Features in 1948. Len Sansone was president of the Florida Advertising Art Agency and a member of the Art Directors Association of Greater Miami. He wrote several books, including 'Semi-Private' and 'Private Purky's Private Peace'. He died in a traffic incident in October 1963, at age 46.

The Wolf by Len Sansone

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Last updated: 2012-04-24

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