Mort Walker, cartoonist who created Beetle Bailey, dies aged 94
Mort Walker, the creator of the long-running cartoon Beetle Bailey, has died in the US state of Connecticut aged 94.
His son, Greg Walker, said his father had drawn the cartoon of a work-shy army private for 68 years and "he was drawing up to the end".
At its peak, the Beetle Bailey ran in 1,800 newspapers around the world and reached 200 million readers.
It began in 1950 with Beetle as a college student, but he was soon enlisted in the armed forces.
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