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Journal Gazette editorial cartoonist Dan Lynch passes at age 67

Former Journal Gazette (Ft. Wayne, IN) editorial cartoonist Dan Lynch has passed away at the age of 67. According to his paper, he suffered a stroke in 2001 that took away his ability to draw and write. He would have been about 53 at the time.

From the Journal Gazette:

?Dan had (what I thought was) a fabulous drawing style,? said Julie Inskeep, publisher and president of The Journal Gazette. ?And, in the 20-plus years he worked at the JG, he provided a vast array of cartoon topics ? always welcome, though not always in agreement with our editorial board. But he got people to think and react in his special and powerful way.?

My condolences to his family, friends and cartoonists who knew him.

Community Comments

#1 Stacy Curtis
August/13/2014
@ 3:52 pm

Dan was a talented cartoonist and a great guy.
He and I both were editorial cartoonists for The Herald at Western Kentucky University, nearly 20 years apart. When I graduated, I became the editorial cartoonist for Dan’s hometown newspaper.
He and I had breakfast together days before he had his stroke. It was hard seeing something like that force his retirement.

If you want to see more of Dan’s editorial cartoons, The Journal Gazette put some of them up on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152354313654022.1073741828.8311374021&type=1

#2 Bonnie Barrett
September/10/2014
@ 4:29 pm

The stroke did not force his early retirement. It is most likely the forced early retirement that the paper had planned for him that caused his stroke. Get real!

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