Today’s obscurity proves that most every strip has its fans. The first time I met noted comics historian R.C. Harvey, in the midst of chatting about classic comic strips, he asked if I had any Willie Dee strips – he described it as a long-lost favorite of his childhood.
Willie Dee by Vic Green ran from May 10 1948 until sometime in 1952 (anyone have an end date?). Don’t know much anything about the cartoonist other than that he produced a booklet of GI cartoons during World War II. But based on the style, which was a favorite of comic book artists during the 40s, I’d be willing to bet that he had some credits under his belt from that business.
The strip is pretty innocuous except for Willie’s lisping parrot. Strips featuring that character are unfortunately plentiful, and in my opinion, headache-inducing.