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Bil Keane

 (1922 - 2011)
Bil (William) Aloysius Keane was active/lived in Arizona, Pennsylvania.  Bil Keane is known for cartoons-"Family Circus", illustration.

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Bil Keane


Bil Keane (1922-2011)

An American cartoonist best known for his work on the long-running newspaper comic The Family Circus, which began its run in 1960 and continues in syndication.

Bil Keane was born William Aloysius Keane in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He taught himself to draw while attending Northeast Catholic High School by mimicking the style of the cartoons published in The New Yorker.  His first cartoon was published on May 21, 1936 on the amateur page of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Keane served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, drawing for Yank magazine and creating the "At Ease with the Japanese" feature for the Pacific edition of Stars and Stripes.  While   ...  Displaying 750 of 4403 characters.



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About  Bil Keane

Born:  1922 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:   2011 - Paradise Valley, Arizona
Known for:  cartoons-"Family Circus", illustration