Norman Rockwell Saved from Drowning #25


Willie Gillis in College (1946)

6 comments:

Jessica R. said...

This has been one of my favorite newish series of late just for the surprise in how good he is. The paintings selected are a constant surprise and a delight to lose yourself in the details.

michaelE said...

His younger brother, Dobie, was also a member of Delta Tau Chi Fraternity...

justjack said...

I think the first name is even more significant here, considering the war memorabilia hanging behind Willie's head.

Wonder if Willie's old pal Joe also made use of the GI Bill to go back to school?

Gerard Saylor said...

Mauldin did have a few psot-war cartoons with Willie and Joe. But, if I correctly remember the biography I read, he did not want to get stuck with those two characters.

martin said...

I never noticed that Willie was left-handed before.

justjack said...

Well blow me down! Willie Gillis was a Norman Rockwell running character! I never knew!