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Morrie Turner dies at 90; artist created 'Wee Pals' comic strip
Morrie Turner dies at 90; artist created 'Wee Pals' comic strip

When Morrie Turner was just a cartoon-doodling kid in Oakland, he wrote a fan letter to the creator of the popular comic strip "Terry and the Pirates." In return, Milton Caniff, who later created "Steve Canyon," sent young Turner a typed, six-page personal reply with pointers on story lines and drawing. "It changed my whole life," Turner told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2005. "The fact that he took the time to share all that with a kid, a stranger, didn't impress me all that much at the time. But it impresses the hell out of me now." An artist whose "Wee Pals" comic strip appeared in more than 100 newspapers at its height, Turner was similarly generous with other aspiring cartoonists....

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