Two great cartoonists together: Bill Gallo & Gogue

My friend Gogue (if you remember some time ago I interviewed him, and you can read it here) went to New York again this last week, after 5 years and was received by Bill Gallo in the editorial office of the New York Daily News.
Bill Gallo was born in Manhattan the 28th of December 1922, and is one of the most prestigious cartoonists of the United States. He has been working for the Daily News since 1941.

He was called to arms and took part in the World War II in the Pacific Ocean area.
He is the creator of the characters Bertha and Yuchie, very well known in the American press.
His greatest passions are baseball and boxing, and he has been drawing cartoons about these for many years, and getting awards and mentions because of his creativity and humanity. He has thousands of admirers both in the USA as well as in the rest of the world.
He got the James J. Walker Award from the Boxing Writers Association, and the Champions Award from the Downtown Athletic Club. He was also included into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
He also received the National Cartoonist Society Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and many countless awards more, what makes this brilliant artist one of the most admired cartoonist of the American press of nowadays.

-Emma Alvarez-

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