Virgil Partch

1969 - 1970

Saint Paul Island - Alaska - USA

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Biography

American magazine gag cartoonist of the 1940s and 1950s, generally signing his work VIP. Additionally, he created the newspaper comic strips Big George and The Captain's Gig. He published 19 books of illustrations and drew art for children's books. Despite being a gagwriter for The New Yorker magazine, his own cartoons were rarely published there because, according to comics historian Bhob Stewart, "New Yorker editor Harold Ross couldn't stomach VIP's drawing style." -Wikipedia