Danny by Bob McCormick
Danny Fortune (French-Canadian version from the Montréal-Matin, 2 August 1958)

Bob McCormick was a Canadian cartoonist who worked on such comic strips as 'Danny Fortune' (1958) and 'The Giants' (1960s). Former RCAF pilots themselves, McCormick and writer Bill Dulmage created the aviation strip 'Danny Fortune' for the Star Syndicate in 1958. The character was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Cold War, who crossed the Canadian skies from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and also had an adventure on the North Pole. The strip didn't catch on, and was dropped after only a couple of months. It ran from 2 June 6 December 1958. In the second half of the 1960s he was one of the artists of 'The Giants', a strip about famous people in history by Walt McDayter. It ran through the Toronto Telegram News Service from 1964 until it was picked up internationally by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate from 1967 to 1969. Other illustrators for the feature were Norm Drew and Bill Payne. He is presumably the same Bob McCormick who was active as a wildlife artist and as an editorial cartoonist for Canadian and US newspapers from Toronto (Sun), Boston (Herald), and Dover, New Hampshire (Foster's Daily Democrat).

Danny by Bob McCormick
Danny Fortune (French Canadian version from the Montréal-Matin, 4 December 1958)

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