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By Jeff Alexander Cartoonist Bill Ward created some of the most prolific pinup art during his tenure yet remains in relative obscurity. Best known for his character, ‘Torchy Todd,’ Ward is undeniably a trailblazer in the world of pinup cartoons yet his name goes largely unknown despite an extensive portfolio. Ward’s name returned to the public eye in 2017 when one of his original works appeared on the popular PBS program, Antiques Roadshow. An original 1949 Torchy poster was valued at over $3,000, much to the owner’s delight.  Ward rose to prominence during pinup art’s golden age of the ‘40s...

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