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Milton Gross began drawing comics when he was twelve years old, and hardly ever stopped. After doing many odd jobs to support his art, he was hired by the New York American, where his talent was noticed, and he got to work as an assistant to Tad Dorgan.

In 1933, Gross was hired away from the New York World by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, for whom he made strips like ‘Count Screwloose of Tooloose’, ‘Dave’s Delicatessen’, ‘Babbling Brooks’, ‘Otto and Blotto’ and ‘That’s My Pop!’.

Milt Gross became a celebrity, famous for his cartooning, scriptwriting, radio shows and columns. In 1945, he suffered a heart attack, which forced him to take it somewhat easier. In 1953, a second heart attack proved fatal.

18 strips 1934

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