Mort Walker

American comic strip cartoonist

Addison Morton Walker (September 3, 1923 – January 27, 2018), popularly known as Mort Walker, was an American comic artist. Walker was best known for creating the newspaper comic strips Beetle Bailey in 1950 and Hi and Lois in 1954. He has signed Addison to some of his strips.

Mort Walker
Born(1923-09-03)September 3, 1923
DiedJanuary 27, 2018(2018-01-27) (aged 94)
Notable workBeetle Bailey
Hi and Lois

Walker was born on September 3, 1923 in El Dorado, Kansas. He was raised in Kansas City, Kansas. Walker studied at Northeast High School and at the University of Missouri.

Walker died from complications of pneumonia on January 27, 2018 at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 94 years old.[1]


  1. Bahrampour, Ali (January 27, 2018). "Mort Walker, whose 'Beetle Bailey' was a comic-page staple for decades, dies at 94". Retrieved January 27, 2018.

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