(TV Series) (comic strip - 33 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (story - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959)
As a comic strip artist, he created in succession the following strips, "The Gay Thirties", "Dicky Dare", "Terry and The Pirates," a varient of "Terry and the Pirates" for US military publications in World War II later renamed "Male Call" and finally "Steve Canyon" which was the only series he owned the copyright personally.
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I don't kid myself. My main job is to sell papers. (from an interview with Richard Marschall, author of a 1981 Caniff biography)
He was a stickler for accuracy in his drawings of weaponry. He had contacts in the armed forces who kept him up-to-date on military lingo and procedures. He was grateful to readers who caught mistakes in his strips.