From the archives: Soldiers with bullets, ink & pencil
Showing in pencil form what was on the artist’s mind, the two page Cartoon Capers often were an illustrated Letter to the Editor. Artists: Pete Chanin, Lawrence Nordstrom, Lawrence Maye, Garnet Sleep, Donald Zieg, Glenn Troelstrup, Chris Kenyon, Charles Earp, Frank Miller. Source: Stars and Stripes Pacific edition – June 10, 1952
Stars and Stripes did not just publish material from staff artists. Throughout the decades, many of the drawings, cartoons and comics came straight from the trenches, jungles and mountain sides of the front lines. The Korean War proved especially fruitful and the Pacific Stars and Stripes editors often published several in a recurring feature called “Cartoon Capers.” In 1955, the editors ran a selection of them, asking for submissions for future pages.
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