Vic the Vet
Published in 1947, Vic the Vet is a cartoon book about a veteran studying at Syracuse University under the GI Bill. The cartoons were the creation of Gabe Josephson, a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and recipient of the Purple Heart. Attending the College of Fine Arts as an illustration major, Josephson worked for both the Daily Orange and Syracusan magazine. He was clearly well suited to record the trials and tribulations of veterans on campus, from the challenges of registration to the hardship of living in temporary housing. After graduation in 1950, Josephson pursued a successful career as a cartoonist, illustrator, and freelance artist.