Percy Leo Crosby (December 8, 1891 - December 8, 1964) was an American comic artist and author known for his popular comic strip Skippy. Comic historian Maurice Horn has stated that his comic was a "classic... which innovated a number of sophisticated and refined touches used later by Charles Schulz and Bill Watterson." while humorist Corey Ford praised it as "America's most important contribution to humor of the century."
In 1916, Crosby was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officer Reserve Corps. While in training, he created a daily comic panel, That Rookie from the Thirteenth Squad, for the McClure Syndicate, writing and drawing it from the front in France while serving as a first lieutenant in the 77th Division. While at the Argonne front, he was struck by shrapnel in the eye, but he suffered no permanent damage.
The artist of the famaous creation "Skippy".
He was born in 1891 in New York. He created Skippy in 1923.