Author Jeff Bacon

Last week, I asked you to help with a mystery (Cartoon and Navy history buffs we need your help) and boy, did you ever help. If you recall, cartoonist T. Brian Kelly asked for help in identifying the cartoonist who drew the artwork for this stationery in the 1950s. Here is what you came up with: The stationery was sold to Sailors in boxed sets and all of the artwork was copyrighted by Carmelle, Inc. [credit to Keith, G. Mark, Chris], and a couple of us remember buying something similar in the Navy Exchanges, although the artwork was different [credit…

I got this note from acclaimed cartoonist T. Brian Kelly: “I was wondering if you know anything about the cartoonist who drew the USN cartoon character on the envelope attached here [circa 1952]. It was sent to me from an old friend in the SF Bay Area. It’s the envelope that contained a letter from his dad home to his mother when they were young and engaged to be married. He’s looking for info on the cartoonist. His dad was on the USS Henderson in San Francisco, CA. “ Here is the image: Brian found another cartoon by the same…

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