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A rare early High School Magazine for McKinley School, Chicago, 1918, illustrated by Walt Disney, the monthly paper entitled The Voice and dated June, 1918, with eight pages containing printed cartoons drawn by Walt Disney, the majority of the cartoons of a political nature concerning World War I advocating the purchase of war savings stamps, signed either Walter Disney or Dis, with Walt Disney also mentioned on page 39 as Vice-President of the Excelsior Club of Room 2
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Although it is stated inside this publication that The Voice is published monthly except July, August and September, the wording on the front cover - Annual - suggests that this publication is a year book, published once a year.

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This paper provides a rare insight into the early creative genius of Walt Disney. The cartoons in this paper were drawn by Disney aged 16 whilst at McKinley High School, Chicago. Whilst at High School, Disney also took night classes at the Chicago Art Institute. Soon after these cartoons were published, Disney dropped out of high school to join the Army but, as he was too young to join, he joined the Red Cross instead, with a forged birth certificate. Upon his return from service in France, Disney moved to Kansas City to begin his artistic career where he first met animator, Ub Iwerks and the rest, as they say, is history.
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