Second only to the popularity of the Yank pin-up girl was the Sad Sack cartoon, created by Sgt.
Sad Sack, a drafted Army private, was a disheveled-looking chap, with a big nose and big ears.
No matter what kind of day you had had, you could pretty much count on Sad Sack having a worse one.
Baker explained in a 1946 interview available on the official Sad Sack Web site, "The underlying story of Sad Sack was his struggle with the Army, in which I tried to symbolize the difficulties and frustrations of all enlisted men.
Baker spent every spare moment from then on creating Sad Sack cartoons for Yank.