Wilson McCoy last edited by wnpoland on 11/13/19 07:49PM View full history

Robert Wilson McCoy (April 6, 1902 – July 20, 1961) was an American illustrator and painter best known as the second artist on the (still running) The Phantom comic strip. He always went by his middle name and signed The Phantom as Wilson McCoy, but his other artwork was signed R. Wilson McCoy.

Born one of seven children in Troy, Missouri, he developed a unique, naive style of drawing. He always drew with attention to details, and he used photographic references for every drawing, having his family and friends pose for him and act out the different situations happening in the stories he worked on.

Like Phantom creator Lee Falk, McCoy was a world traveler with an adventurous spirit, traveling to jungles, where he visited native tribes, including the Ituri tribe of pygmies, much like the Bandar tribe in The Phantom.

His wife Dorothy was also an artist and served as a penciller of the lettering and panels in Wilson's comic strips.

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