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Created in 1948 by the late Dr. Nicholas P. Dallis, a psychiatrist from Scottsdale, Ariz., Rex Morgan M.D. continues to be the quintessential family practice physician.

Dr. Dallis created Rex Morgan M.D. not only as an exciting and entertaining comic strip, but also as an educational tool: a comic strip that would heighten the awareness of readers about the importance of modern medicine.

Over the years, we have seen Rex deal with the compelling medical and social issues of our times: drug abuse, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diabetes, organ transplants, adoption and sexual harassment, just to name a few. There have been more than a few documented cases in which readers were actually able to identify illnesses in themselves from information presented in Rex Morgan M.D.

The strip's realism has made it a valuable resource for health care professionals around the country. The Leahy Foundation used a Rex Morgan series on epilepsy as a teaching tool for professionals and students at Harvard University. The Cuyahoga County Witness/Victim Service Center Family Violence Program in New York used a Rex Morgan segment in its handbook for battered women.

Rex Morgan M.D. appears in over 300 newspapers nationwide and with an estimated 30 million readers every day in the United States and 14 foreign countries, Rex continues to be one of the most well-known and best-loved physicians in the world.

Terry Beatty

Terry Beatty

Terry Beatty is a 30-year veteran of the comic book business.  He is the artist and co-creator (with writer Max Allan Collins) of the long-running (and soon-to-be revived) private eye series, Ms. Tree.  His other collaborations with Collins include Johnny Dynamite, Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger and the Vertigo Crime graphic novel "Return to Perdition."  For more than a decade, he was part of the art team for DC Comics' Eisner Award-winning cartoon-based Batman Adventures comic books.  His cover illustrations have appeared on Scary Monsters magazine for 18 years and have earned him a Rondo Award.   

He is a published author, with numerous short stories to his credit and is also an accomplished sculptor.  He has worked in the model kit and toy industry, including designing and providing the box art for Moebius Models' retro-styled Green Lantern model kit.  For several years he held the "Visiting Artist " post and taught in the comics program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.   

He and his family recently relocated to the Kansas City area, where he began drawing the Phantom Sunday strips in January 2012. 

Replacing Graham Nolan, Beatty began his tenure on the daily Rex Morgan., M.D. comic strips on Dec. 30 2013 and the Sunday strips on Jan. 12, 2014.

Woody Wilson

Woody Wilson

Woody Wilson's cartooning career began in San Francisco in 1978 after a chance meeting with the late James Andrews, co-founder of Universal Press Syndicate. Wilson was a freelance writer, working part-time in an art gallery, and Andrews was in San Francisco giving a speech to an association of Bay Area cartoonists. Andrews ventured into the gallery following his speech.

"It was raining, and we just sat in one of the viewing rooms and talked about comic strips," Wilson recalls. "I told Mr. Andrews that I had always wanted to write a comic strip but could never find an artist to work with me." At that point, Andrews opened his wallet and took out a scrap of paper. Written on the paper was the name and number of Pete Guren, a Cleveland-based cartoonist who was looking to collaborate with a writer. Andrews suggested that Wilson call Guren with an idea for a new comic.

"Meeting Jim Andrews changed everything," Wilson says. "He put me on an unwavering course that would take me through the rest of my professional life."

After several weeks of brainstorming, Wilson called Guren and pitched his idea for a comic strip about a modern working woman with a downwardly mobile househusband. Guren liked the concept, and they started work on The Little Company.

"Like every other comics collaborative team, Pete and I were positive we had a winner," Wilson says. "We worked on the strip for nearly a year, but Universal rejected it – twice."

In 1981, Wilson put his bid for syndication on hold and accepted a reporter's job in the features department of The Phoenix Gazette. After a year in Arizona, he began the search for a new comic artist to continue work on his strip. In the process, he met Dr. Nicholas Dallis, creator and writer of Rex Morgan, M.D., Judge Parker and Apartment 3-G.

After an eight-year association with Dallis, Wilson assumed the job of writing Judge Parker and Rex Morgan, M.D.in August 1990, when his mentor became too ill to keep up the demanding regime of writing three comic strips.

Rex Morgan, M.D. has won many awards from various medical organizations over the years.

Rex Morgan M.D.
Rex Morgan M.D.

America's most well known and best-loved physician. Since 1948 he's graced the comics page with his medical prowess. As a leading man, Rex embodies all the characteristics of a comic strip hero; he's handsome, decisive, compassionate, intelligent, honest - and he can cook. He's also recently married to his long time nurse and constant companion, the beautiful June Gale.

June Gale
June Gale

June is Rex's wife, constant companion and long-time dutiful nurse.

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