Winthrop, French-Canadian edition (Petit Journal, 5/12/1966)
Dick Cavalli was a well-known cartoonist, famous for his strip 'Winthrop'. During World War II, Cavalli served in the Air Force Ground Groups and the Infantry, taking part in combats in France, Luxembourg and Germany. Later, he went to work for New York's Museum of Natural History doing detailed pen and ink drawing of fossilized specimens for museum records and periodicals.
He studied cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and left the museum to free-lance. He created the 'Morty Meekle' newspaper strip, which first appeared in 1956. It was retitled to 'Winthrop' in 1966 and ran until 1993. Assistants that worked for Cavalli are Bob Weber Sr. and Ray Osrin. In 1982, he took over the 'Norbert' strip from its creator George Fett, and continued it for another year. Dick Cavalli was founder of the Famous Artists Cartoon Course.