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A Year in Comics - March 13th

Rivets


George Sixta was born on March 13th 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.  Taking night classes at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Sixta started his career as a cartoonist as an assistant to cartoonist Everett Lowry. He was hired by the Chicago Sun-Times in 1929, where he did illustrations and sports cartoons, and started a syndicated strip called Dick Draper, Foreign Correspondent.  However, he was forced to end this when he enlisted in the US Navy in 1941.  He spent the War holding a desk job in the public relations department for the Secretary of the Navy.

During his Navy stint, Sixta saw numerous photographs of Navy mascots, which inspired him to draw Rivets, a strip about the misadventures of a white-haired terrier.  First appearing in the Saturday Evening Post in 1944, Rivets started out as a US Navy mascot himself, but later became a family dog in a family with three children, named after Sixta's own kids.  The strip went into syndication in 1953, and would run until 1985.

George Sixta passed away on January 6th 1986.

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benitezdk Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
.... Happy dog! ... :squee:
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burstlion Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, nice!
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :hug:
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