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Sandy Huffaker – RIP

Illustrator and editorial cartoonist Sandy Huffaker has passed away. Calvin Sanford (Sandy) Huffaker, Sr. September 23, 1943 – May 23, 2020 From the obituary: Huffaker was a highly acclaimed political cartoonist who started his career with The Birmingham News and the Raleigh News and Observer. He later moved to New York City and illustrated covers […]

Posted on: May 25, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Frank Johnson – RIP

Cartoonist Frank Johnson has passed away. Frank B. Johnson April 13, 1931 – April 2, 2020 From the obituary: Frank came out of the Army, he started working for Charlton Press Comics doing humor comic books, including “Lil Genius”, “Lil Tomboy”, “Rock and Rollo”, “Double Trouble”, “Lil Rascal Twins”, and “My Little Margie’s Boyfriends”. Frank […]

Posted on: May 14, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Marty Pasko – RIP

Comic book writer Marty Pasko has passed away. Martin Joseph (Marty) Pasko né Jean-Claude Rochefort August 4, 1954 – May 10, 2020 Friends Paul Kupperberg and Paul Levitz broke the news on social media. covers via Grand Comic Database Marty began writing comic books in the early 1970s, and was a writer and editor into […]

Posted on: May 11, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Mary Von Egidy – RIP

Artist Mary Von Egidy has passed away. Mary Frances (Mae) Von Egidy (née: Boyd) March 9, 1921 – April 22, 2020   From the obituary: She was a talented artist and worked for Alex Raymond in her younger years painting backgrounds for the Rip Kirby and Flash Gordon comic strips. Couldn’t find anything else about […]

Posted on: May 7, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Mary Von Egidy – RIP

Don Schnably – RIP

Advertising artist and executive Don Schnably has passed away. Donald James (Don) Schnably September 12, 1936 – April 20, 2020   From the obituary: He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art and went on to have a highly successful career in advertising, winning countless CLIO and Addy awards. He has a TV commercial […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Don Schnably – RIP

Gene Deitch – RIP

Animator Gene Deitch has passed away. From the Expatz Czech notice: Prague, April 17 (CTK) – American director and animated film producer Gene Deitch, living in Prague with his Czech wife, animator and producer Zdenka Najmanova, died there last night at the age of 95 years, Garamond publishing house owner Petr Himel told CTK today. […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Mike Luckovich on Memorial Cartoons

Doug Turnbull, For the Atlanta Journal Constitution: As the years pass — now there have been six — since 95.5 WSB traffic-reporting legend Captain Herb Emory’s tragic death, the remembrances of his life are as poignant as the memories during his philanthropic, larger-than-most-of-ours life. Certain phone calls and messages received still materialize in the brain with […]

Posted on: Apr 12, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Luckovich on Memorial Cartoons

Bill Nellor – RIP

Cartoonist Bill Nellor has passed away. William L. (Bill) Nellor September 12, 1923 – April 8, 2020 advertising agency artist, director, owner cartoonist From the obituary: … he had an ongoing comic series in the Press Democrat called the “Funny Fizzles” which were all based on real life patented inventions that never made it to […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Mort Drucker -RIP

Famed caricaturist and comic artist Mort Drucker has passed away. Morris (Mort) Drucker March 22, 1929 – April 8, 2020 Master caricaturist, illustrator, and comic artist   Across Facebook and Twitter are notes of sadness. From The Berndt Toast Gang: There are many things in life we hope not to have to do and this […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 6 Comments

Samuel Joyner – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Samuel Joyner has passed away. Samuel R. (Sam) Joyner February 7, 1924 – March 24, 2020 editorial cartoonist, illustrator, comics historian   From the Philadelphia Tribune obituary: Often described as the visual voice for African Americans that was represented in mass-circulated magazines and newspapers, Joyner had a storied career as a teacher, cartoonist […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Samuel Joyner – RIP

Tom Gianni – RIP

Courtroom artist and illustrator Tom Gianni has passed away. Thomas Francis (Tom) Gianni January 5, 1960 – March 30, 2020   courtroom sketch artist, illustrator, artist brother to Gary Gianni From the obituary: Thomas worked as a book illustrator, freelance artist, and most notably courtroom artist for WGN, NBC, and WTTW in Chicago. He was […]

Posted on: Apr 4, 2020,  Section: Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Gianni – RIP

Hy Fleishman – RIP

Comic book artist Hy Fleishman has passed away. Herman (Hy) Fleishman November 18, 1927 – April 1, 2020   comic book artist, restaurateur Sadly, one of our Senior Strippers has passed on. From the obituary: He attended City College of New York and the Cartoonist and Illustrators School of Art in Manhattan and became an […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Hy Fleishman – RIP

Tomie dePaola – RIP

Children’s book author/illustrator Tomie dePaola has passed away. Thomas Anthony (Tomie) dePaola September 15, 1934 – March 30, 2020   Earlier today Tomie’s publisher announced via Facebook: We mourn the loss of a master storyteller. Tomie dePaola has passed away. We extend our sympathy to his legions of readers, friends, and colleagues. From Tomie’s website: […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2020,  Section: Children's Books, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Harriet Glickman – RIP

Harriet Glickman, who championed the integration of the Peanuts comic strip, has passed away. Harriet Mae Glickman (nee Ratner) November 1, 1926 – March 27, 2020   From Nat Gertler’s notice: Harriet Glickman, the woman who had suggested to Charles Schulz that he add an African-American character to the strip and thus inspired the creation […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Harriet Glickman – RIP

Ted Mullings – RIP

Cartoonist/artist Ted Mullings has passed away. Harry Theodore (Ted) Mullings April 7, 1926 – April 12, 2019*   commercial artist, painter, cartoonist From the obituary: Ted was a commercial artist for the Climax Molybdenum Company and the owner of The Little Cottage Art Gallery in Leadville. He was a member of the Ski Club in […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Mullings – RIP