(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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Did You Know?
I don't kid myself. My main job is to sell papers. (from an interview with Richard Marschall, author of a 1981 Caniff biography)
Milt Caniff created "Uncle Bud," the squadron insignia for the "Fighting Cocks" of the 65th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group during World War II. This Red Rooster was painted on the nose of all P-47 Thunderbolt fighters in the squadron. Images may be seen in the 1947 documentary Thunderbolt
(1947) directed by John Sturges
and William Wyler
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