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Remembering cartoonist William 'WEG' Ellis Green

 
CARTOONIST William Ellis Green, whose famous footy posters adorn the walls of fans around the country, has drawn his last caricature.
 
Hook, whose cartoons carried a concealed fish hook, credits WEG with coming up with the idea when he was looking for a gimmick.
 

CARTOONIST William Ellis Green, whose famous footy posters adorn the walls of fans around the country, has drawn his last caricature.

Known to most by his initials, WEG died at his Heathmont home yesterday, with his wife of 63 years, Joan, at his bedside.

Tributes poured in for the 85-year-old legend whose career started at the Melbourne Herald in 1946.

Obituary: Tribute to a legendary cartoonist Gallery: See WEG's iconic footy posters

His premiership posters became a Grand Final tradition for more than 50 years, starting in 1954 when Footscray won its only premiership.

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