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DeMarco, Mario A.



A lover of baseball and the Wild West, DeMarco made a long career as a professional cartoonist. Works of his have appeard in Life magazine, Becket Sports, Links and Highlights for Children as well as in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He served in the army during World War II, after which he was hired by the Navy Times, where he drew cartoons for the magazine as well as portraits of retiring admirals and officers. Two highlights from his life include being commissioned by Callahan Publishing to draw the first 68 inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame, where the cards were sold. As well as publishing “Illustrated Encyclopedia of Western Stars, Heroines and Sidekicks" in 1986, a feat that made him popular with both John Wayne and Clayton Moore.