The Toodles (8 October 1960)

Not much is known about the artist Pete Winter, except that he drew the newspaper comic 'The Toodles' during its final years. Winter replaced the original artist Rod Ruth somewhere in 1959, and continued the strip until the end of its run on 31 December 1961. 'The Toodles', also known as 'The Toodle Family', was created by Betsy and Stanley Bear in 1941 and distributed by The Chicago Sun Times/Marshall Field Syndicate to about 300 newspapers. It had originated as a gag strip, but was eventually turned into a soap opera style series about two parents and their twin children. Cliff Voorhees has also drawn the comic for a couple of years in the second half of the 1950s, presumably as a ghost artist for Ruth in the period prior to Winter's tenure. No further comics or illustration work by Pete Winter is known.


The Toodles (19 November 1959)

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