Stars and Stripes cartoonist Shel Silverstein, 1955
Published: July 1, 2010
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Tokyo, 1955: Stars and Stripes cartoonist / photographer Shel Silverstein clowns for the camera. After leaving Stripes (and the Army), Silverstein went on to fame as the author of numerous children's books, a cartoonist for Playboy and other publications, a playwright, and the author of such popular songs as "The Unicorn," "Sylvia's Mother," and Johnny Cash's hit, "Boy Named Sue."
• Read a 1995 Stripes story about Shel Silverstein here.