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Early Years

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Charlie graduated from Richmond High School with dreams of becoming a cartoon artist.  The cold hard fact that drawing mice for Walt Disney was not what he truly wanted to do, but in that discovery, he made many friends in the industry.  Here are a few examples of his work in 1924, and when he studied at the Chicago Arts Institute, he traded a photograph portrait sitting for this cartoon with famous photographer, Fernand de Gueldre. Ironicly, if you go to the link that I have provided, it tells a totally different story, so this will have to be Dad's word, and J.P. McEvoy's story, I will continue to research it more, but sure enjoy the search for the truth.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 August 2012 11:47  

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