On this day, June 23, 1916, illustrator Gerald McCann was born in Queens, New York. McCann studied at Pratt Institute of Brooklyn and in 1939 he began to draw story illustrations for various pulp magazines. McCann served in the Army during WWII. After he continued his studies at the Art Students League of New York. During his career McCann drew and inked comic books, illustrated historic subject picture books for young readers and eventually worked for the Famous Artists School in Connecticut.