Masthead 1989
This nameplate was used in 1989
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This nameplate was used in 1982

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Stars and Stripes Art Department, 1957

Stars and Stripes Art Department, 1957

A pent up talent occupies a corner of the Stars and Stripes art department.

A pent up talent occupies a corner of the Stars and Stripes art department. The artists, in a seven-man cartooning group touring the Far East, are at work sketching greetings to servicemen. Clockwise from front, they are Roy Crane, who draws the" Buz Sawyer" comic strip: Don Trachte, "Henry"; Al Posen, "Sweeney & Son"; Hugh Hutton, editorial cartoonist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Vernon Greene, "Bringing Up father."  Four of America’s top cartoonists - Roy Crane, who draws the" Buz Sawyer" comic strip;  Don Trachte, "Henry"; Al Posen, "Sweeney & Son"-  greeted Far East servicemembers Tuesday [May 7th, 1957] in the best way they knew how – with pen and drawing paper, creating a visual Hi! which appeared on the front page of the Pacific Stars and Stripes' May 8, 1957 issue. The artists – part of a seven cartoonist and one model crew on a four-week tour of military installations in Japan, Korea, and Okinawa – said their greetings represent their reactions to the “fine reception” they’ve had in the Far East so far. The cartoonist set their greetings on paper in the art department of Pacific Stars and Stripes, during a tour of the newspaper plant in Hardy Barracks. For one of the artists, Hugh Hutton [pictured in the far corner], the visit brought back memories. In 1919, Hutton, who is the editorial cartoonist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, did drawings for Stars and Stripes’ WWI edition in Paris.

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