Born in Whitney, Texas. Enlisted in the United States Navy for six year and was bombed at Pearl Harbor Served on two destroyers thru eight major battles and campaigns. Studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and worked for a short time on staff for a small publishing company, then starting freelancing in New York. I did mostly comic books, advertising, and magazine covers .Started drawing "Rip Kirby" in 1956. Was awarded the Silver Plaque for best story strip three times and "Rip Kirby" is an honorary member of the Honor Legion of the police department of New York City. Member of National Cartoonist Society and Society of Illustrators. My wife, Antonia and I reside in Westport, Connecticut.