Friday, March 5, 2010
Biography of the late Ben Wicks - Celebrity Comic Artist
"I was bloody hopeless at school," he recalled. "Left at 14 and they were as pleased to see me go as I was."
Ben Wicks was cockney born and he never lost his accent.
He had 43 books of his art published.
He received The Order of Canada.
His comic strip 'The Outcasts' appeared each day in 184 newspapers across Canada and the USA.
Ben's picture was extracted from The Regional Maple Leaf.com.
You can read his interesting biography by clicking here.
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