Gamin and Patches
Cartoonist and comics historian William "Bill" Janocha was born in West Chester. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1981 and subsequently worked as an inker for Walt Disney Productions and as a storyboard and character design artist for Disney's Broadcast Arts studio in New York. He has also written for Mad and Hogan's Alley. His editorial cartoons have appeared in the Greenwich Time and Stamford Advocate.
Janocha has been Mort Walker's assistant on the 'Beetle Bailey' strip since 1987. He was also ghost artist on Walker's short-lived feature 'Gamin and Patches', that was syndicated by United Features in 1987 and 1988. He is also a supporting artist for Team Cul de Sac, a fundraising effort to raise money for and awareness about PD Parkinson's disease.