24 March 1956: Birthday of Bill Wray, American cartoonist and painter (Source)

Comics creator/animator Bill Wray, speaking on a panel dedicated to the TV series Ren & Stimpy, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey on April 17, 2016, Day 2 of the 2016 East Coast Comicon. – Author: Luigi Novi – Attribution: © Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons (Source)

William York Wray (born March 24, 1956), known professionally as Bill Wray, is an American cartoonist, animator and landscape painter widely known for his contributions to Mad and The Ren & Stimpy Show,[1] as well as his current focus on regional landscape painting—under the names Bill Wray for his animated work and William Wray for his paintings.

With urban landscapes, cartoon elements, and superheroes as frequent subjects, Wray is noted for a tightly cropped and abstract painting style.[2][3] The Huffington Post said he “has a brisk, bold style that gives his city scenes a jolt of painterly drama.”[2] Southwest Art Magazine called him “a chronicler of the fading urban remains of a bygone era.” (Source)

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