|July 1925 - December 1970|
|Gus Wilson's Model Garage|
Beginning in January of 1948 Gus was drawn by veteran artist Ray Quigley. The illustrations were so realistic and thought provoking that Popular Science would often get mail sent to Gus. I was fortunate to acquire one of Ray's original creations for the December 1962 edition. I was surfing e-bay for Popular Science and Gus related articles when the original drawing auction appeared. I won two of those auctions one original is on my wall and I passed the other one on to Don Miller who pioneered the Gus website. This is an excerpt from the "Famous Artist School" Catalog giving information about one of it's prized instructors, Ray Quigley: Here is an excellent biography for Ray by David Saunders.
Born in Syracuse, New York, Quigley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
from Syracuse University. During the Depression he designed milk product
containers and was happy to get paid for his artwork. Later he produced art
for an advertising studio in Boston, and Quigley's work appeared in several
national magazines. He returned to New York and worked as a photographer
before writing adventure strips such as Jungle Jim.