Jack Tippit was a gag cartoonist from Texas for all of the major magazines including the New Yorker, Look, and the Saturday Evening Post. After attending the Lubbock (Texas) public school, he went to Texas Technological College before transferring to Syracuse University, where he got his degree in Fine Arts. During World War II, he served in the Air Force for four years, doing 46 combat missions as a B-24 pilot in the Southwest Pacific. During the Korean War, he also served as a jet pilot.
He won the National Cartoonists Society Gag Cartoons Award in 1963 and 1966. In 1963, he created the 'Amy' cartoon panel daily for which he won the NCS Newspaper Panels Award in 1970. 'Amy' ran until 1991.
Jack Tippit, by Hugo Pratt
His face was used by Hugo Pratt for the Major Tippit in Corto Maltese's 'Corte Sconta' episode.