Willard Mullin

Mullin was a jovial, party-loving artist, and his lifetime output of more than 10,000 illustrations appeared in the New York World-Telegram six days a week from 1934 until the paper closed in 1966, and in ads, books, magazines, and programs. His first job was with the Los Angeles Herald. He pictured teams in clever personifications: the Brooklyn Bum, St. Louis Swifty (the Cardinals’ riverboat gambler), and others. In 1971 he was cited by the cartoonists’ association as the sports cartoonist of the century.