See All Topics

Home / Section: Comic history

‘Tiger’ Cartoonist Bud Blake Dies at 87

Editor and publisher ‘has an article on the passing of Bud Blake who drew the comic feature “Tiger.” More information can be had at King Feature’s web site.

“Tiger” comic creator Bud Blake died Monday at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was 87.

Blake created “Tiger” in 1965, and it still appears in 100-plus newspapers in 11 countries via King Features Syndicate. Reruns of the comic, which stars a boy, will continue to be distributed internationally.

Before starting “Tiger,” the New Jersey-born Blake worked as an executive art director at an ad agency, drew freelance cartoons, and did a King-syndicated cartoon called “Ever Happen to You?”

Community Comments

#1 Neima
August/17/2007
@ 6:13 pm

Blake was a good man and very humourous.

RIP

#2 Neima
August/17/2007
@ 12:13 pm

Blake was a good man and very humourous.

RIP

#3 Mark Craven
November/5/2007
@ 5:42 pm

It was only today that I realized that Bud had died nearly two years ago. I was a contributor to Bud’s Tiger comic strip for a number of years after having been a roommate of his son, Jay, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was a pleasure meeting Bud and working with him over several years. A good man with a lot of talent.

Mark Craven
Las Vegas, NV

#4 Mark Craven
November/5/2007
@ 11:42 am

It was only today that I realized that Bud had died nearly two years ago. I was a contributor to Bud’s Tiger comic strip for a number of years after having been a roommate of his son, Jay, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was a pleasure meeting Bud and working with him over several years. A good man with a lot of talent.

Mark Craven
Las Vegas, NV

#5 Julian Bubsey
February/12/2008
@ 7:23 pm

As an amateur cartoonest (some 50 years), I consider Bud to be the finest cartoonest ever! He had it all… an artist, a thinker, an ultimate designer that created his little gems of humor with the style of a cartoon genius. He added so much to the pleasure of the viewing experience of his readers. Thank you Bud!

#6 Julian Bubsey
February/12/2008
@ 12:23 pm

As an amateur cartoonest (some 50 years), I consider Bud to be the finest cartoonest ever! He had it all… an artist, a thinker, an ultimate designer that created his little gems of humor with the style of a cartoon genius. He added so much to the pleasure of the viewing experience of his readers. Thank you Bud!

#7 Ajit Dongre
December/28/2008
@ 8:43 pm

I used to love Tiger cartoons in my local paper and searched for “punkinhead” only today — four years after Bud Blake’s death. Cartoons you liked at an earlier part of your life assume almost a spiritual reality. Tiger — along with Calvin and Hobbes — is, for me, an instance of this. May Bud Blake RIP.

#8 Ajit Dongre
December/28/2008
@ 2:43 pm

I used to love Tiger cartoons in my local paper and searched for “punkinhead” only today — four years after Bud Blake’s death. Cartoons you liked at an earlier part of your life assume almost a spiritual reality. Tiger — along with Calvin and Hobbes — is, for me, an instance of this. May Bud Blake RIP.

#9 Betty McCann
March/30/2010
@ 12:43 pm

Although Tiger is a comic strip, the drawings seem to keep the children and the dog constantly moving. Blake has captured the essence of children that age who are constantly in motion.

#10 Betty McCann
March/30/2010
@ 6:43 am

Although Tiger is a comic strip, the drawings seem to keep the children and the dog constantly moving. Blake has captured the essence of children that age who are constantly in motion.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.