Woody Woodpecker by Bill Weaver
'Woody Woodpecker' (Walter Lantz New Funnies #232). 

Bill Weaver was a funny animal artist with Western Publishing in the 1950s and early 1960s. Prior to this, he was an assistant animator on Walt Disney's 'Pinocchio' (1940) and a lay-out artist at Columbia Pictures (1946-48). He was present in Dell/Western's 'Four Color Comics' series, with pencil art for stories starring 'Uncle Wiggily' (based on the children's stories by Howard R. Garis), 'Chilly Willy' and 'Cubby Bear and Uncle Butch', as well as filler pages for the Disney issues.

He was also the artist for several stories and covers featuring 'Woody Woodpecker' stories for 'Walter Lantz New Funnies'. Between 1952 and 1956, according to Alberto Beccatini, Weaver also ghosted the 'Woody Woodpecker' newspaper comic, scripted by Al Stoffel.

Weaver inked Al Taliaferro's daily and Sunday 'Donald Duck ' comics in 1967. 

Uncle Wiggily by Bill Weaver
'Uncle Wiggily' (Four Color Comics #391).

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