Bill Mauldin Cartoon Collection The museum has the largest collection of Mauldin cartoons in the nation, if not the world. A few have never been published and at least one was drawn for the museum. Mauldin was a G.I. who drew cartoons when he wasn't being shot at. His two main characters were called Willy and Joe. At least one movie was made about Willy and Joe based on Mauldin's cartoons.
A B.A.R. was a "Browning Automatic Rifle." Caption: "Quit the clowning, Sir Willy. Where's yer B.A.R.?" Also, Mauldin's note to the press at the top reads, "Seymour, ol' sock. Can you engrave this so figures of guys aren't covered with halftone? I won't throw these at you often. Thanks, Bill."
Caption: "I'm gonna send this home an' scare my gal outta foolin' around wit' garrison sojers..." Note at top reads, "Ed. note for Unifeature - they do this to little gals who 'collaborate' with Jerry. You can put it a little milder --"