Wooh!! Morrie Turner, Oakland’s famed and treasured artist, is part of the list of special guests for Comic Con 2012. This is a real treat and fitting tribute to one of America’s great, pioneer cartoonists. The Comic Con bio says it best:
Cartoonist Morrie Turner, a native of Oakland, CA, turned to cartooning full-time in 1964. In 1965 he created the Wee Pals comic strip. It was Turner’s intention to portray a world without prejudice, a world in which differences – race, religion, gender, and physical and mental ability – are cherished, not scorned. One life-changing honor was during the Vietnam War when he was one of six cartoonists asked by the National Cartoonist Society to go to Vietnam, where he spent 27 days on the front lines and in hospitals drawing more than 3,000 caricatures of service people. Morrie also has the distinction of having been at the very first San Diego Comic-Con in 1970.