Willard Mullin

With the scandal with steroids in sports and readership at an all-time low with newspapers, it’s sad to see halcyon times where newspapers had sports cartoonists and leading the pack was Willard Mullin. He could pack a mean brush and publicize baseball and explore the myths behind each team. Now these images look like time capsules of a time long gone. It’s too bad, this was the lure that led kids to the baseball stadiums. Now it’s about big business, long gone are afternoon games where boys played hooky and went to see their heroes. Now they are replaced by multi millionaires who play for millionaires who play for the biggest night-time ad payouts. Take a trip down memory lane with Willard Mullin in the latest Illustration magazine and find out about his art and read about the roots of sports illustration.