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Judger Parker cartoonist Harold LeDoux passes at age 89

Harold LeDoux, the artist behind Judge Parker for more than 52 years, has passed away according to the Port Arthur News. The obit is below. He ghosted the strip for about 13 years before his name appeared on the strip. He retired from the strip in 2006.

Harold Anthony LeDoux (88) , born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1926, passed away on June 7, 2015 in Dallas, TX. A devoted and loving father and grandfather, Harold LeDoux was the illustrator of the syndicated Judge Parker comic strip for 52 1/2 years. Prior to his work on Judge Parker, her was in the Merchant Marines during WWII and then attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to New York City where he drew cartoons for Famous Funnies and Movie Love magazine, illustrating popular movies from the 40s and 50s, including stars such as Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Angela Lansbury. As a watercolor artist, he depicted scenes of his childhood memories when visiting his family in Louisiana. Harold was a member of the National Cartoonist Society, the Comics Council, the Watercolor Society, and is featured in the Museum of the Gulf Coast, the Port Arthur Library, and the Yale Law Library.

My condolences to his family and friends.

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