Jeffrey Kenneth MacNelly September 17, — June 8, was a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and the creator of the popular comic strip Shoe. MacNelly's mother was a retired journalist. His father C. MacNelly, ran an advertising firm, and was the publisher of the Saturday Evening Post from to MacNelly was educated in his teens at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, where he was a class clown and decided to be an illustrator.
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Shoe is an American comic strip about a motley crew of newspapermen, all of whom are birds. It was written and drawn by its creator, cartoonist Jeff MacNelly , from September 13,  until his death in While not politically oriented in the style of strips such as Doonesbury , Shoe often pokes fun at various social and political issues of the day especially when Senator Batson D. Belfry makes an appearance.