Internationally famous cartoonist Milton Caniff demonstrates how he creates some of his quirky characters at a "Chalk Talk" event in May 1979 at the Columbus Metropolitan Library system's Main Library in Columbus.

Caniff's "Steve Canyon" cartoon, which he had drawn since 1947, appeared daily and Sundays in The Columbus Dispatch.

Caniff's lifelong passion for airplanes and flight projected into his comics.

"Steve Canyon" was an action strip with a pilot as its main character, and "Terry and the Pirates," an adventure strip published from 1934 to 1946, was set in the mysterious East.

Caniff was a Hillsboro native and an Ohio State University graduate. He died in 1988 at age 81.

The Milton Caniff Collection of his donated works became the foundation for what is known today as the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at Ohio State.