On this day, June 9, 1906, illustrator Jon Whitcomb was born in Weatherford City, Oklahoma. His earliest training was from his father who taught drafting and his mother had been an art instructor. After studying English at Ohio Wesleyan University and then Ohio State, Whitcomb worked freelance in New York. During WWII he served in the Navy and after focused on pretty girl images for popular magazines and many advertising images.