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 Disney's 'Pinocchio' (1940) and a layout 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'.

Weaver inked Al Taliaferro's daily and Sunday 'Donald Duck ' comics in 1967 and was, according to Alberto Beccatini, the ghost artist for the 'Woody Woodpecker' newspaper strip by writer Al Stoffel from 1952 to 1956.

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

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