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Edward Ashley passes at age 88

Edward Ashley, the editorial cartoonist for The Blade (OH) during the 70’s and 80’s, has passed away at the age of 88. The announcement in the Toledo Blade offered a comment by current cartoonist Kirk Walters.

“He was a great guy and one of the best cartoonists,” said Kirk Walters, who succeeded Mr. Ashley in 1985 and remains in that position. “He was one of those cartoonists whose work stood out because it was so original.”

“When you read his cartoons, you knew the point he was getting at right away,” Mr. Walters said. “You weren’t sidetracked by a lot of details.”

The Blade did not report a cause of death.

Community Comments

#1 mike peters
June/30/2010
@ 3:11 pm

Ed was a wonderful cartoonist and a friend. He was always an positive and encouraging help to me when I was starting out. I feel very lucky to have a pal like him. Please give my regrets to his family. Ed will be missed. Mike Peters

#2 Derf Backderf
July/5/2010
@ 9:15 am

Note how the Blade obit describes several of his cartoons. but doesn’t post the actual cartoons.

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