William 'WEG' Ellis Green
WEG is best known for his premiership posters of the winning teams of the Victorian Football League (VFL) Grand Final for the Weekend Herald.
By 1966 Green's posters had become so popular that The Herald started producing and selling them after the Grand Final and continued to sell around 100,000 copies each year
Proceeds from all WEG posters were given to the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne particularly for the Good Friday Appeal, and raised over $2 million dollars.
William Ellis Green OAM (12 August 1923 - 29 December 2008) signed his cartoons WEG grew up in Essendon. Torn between becoming an architect or a cartoonist after leaving Essendon High School, he studied architecture because his mother warned: "You'll starve if you're a cartoonist."
In 2001 WEG received the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to art as a cartoonist and illustrator, and to the community, particularly through the Good Friday Appeal of the Royal Children's Hospital.
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