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Tom K. Ryan 1926 – 2019

  King Features has noted the passing of Tom K. Ryan.   Tom’s Tumbleweeds collections were some of my most favored comic books.   Ger Apeldoorn has a few Tumbleweeds comic strips at his site, including some of the first ones.   Here’s the beginning of a site dedicated to Tom and Tumbleweeds.   And […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

“Sailor Bob” Griggs – RIP

  Cartooning children’s show host ‘Sailor Bob’ Griggs has passed away. Robert Thomas (Bob) Griggs (aka Sailor Bob) November 21, 1933 – February 20, 2019   A generation of Virginians living within reception distance of WRVA-TV in Richmond grew up on Popeye cartoons presented by Sailor Bob. The character was created in 1959 for the […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Obituary, Television, Comments: Comments Off on “Sailor Bob” Griggs – RIP

Dave Smith – RIP

  Famed Disney archivist Dave Smith has passed away. David Rollin (Dave) Smith October 13, 1940 – February 15, 2019   From the Hollywood Reporter obituary (linked above): Over a 40-year career, Smith created and grew a department for preserving Disney’s films, television projects, theme parks and more in addition to penning several books on […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2019,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Dave Smith – RIP

Tomi Ungerer – RIP

Author, Illustrator and cartoonist Tomi Ungerer has passed away. Jean-Thomas (Tomi) Ungerer November 28, 1931 – February 9, 2019* *Ungerer died sometime during the night of Friday February 8 to Saturday February 9. In 1956, he traveled to America, hitting New York in 1956 with $65 in his pocket and many drawings whereupon Ursula Nordstrom, […]

Posted on: Feb 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tomi Ungerer – RIP

Jim Earle – RIP

  Cartoonist and teacher Jim Earle has passed away. James Hubert (Jim) Earle May 2, 1932 – February 4, 2019 After completing his architectural design degree, Earle began a 38-year career as a professor (and later department head) in the Department of Engineering Design, now Civil Engineering, during which time he simultaneously pursued a master’s […]

Posted on: Feb 7, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Earle – RIP

Batton Lash – RIP

  Comic strip and comic book cartoonist Batton Lash has passed away. BATTON A. LASH (né Vito Marangi) October 29, 1953 – January 12, 2019 Wife Jackie Estrada has announced the news: He’s gone. Batton Lash, the love of my life, my husband of nearly 25 years, left us this morning at 11:00. The brain […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2019,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

2018: The Dearly Departed

  This is an installment of 2018 Newspaper Comics: Debuts, Departures, and the Dearly Departed. (part 1: Debuts – – part 2: Departures – – part 3: Dearly Departed – – part 4: Detours)   2018 – The Dearly Departed These U. S. newspaper and magazine cartoonists died in 2018. note: I usually only include […]

Posted on: Jan 1, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on 2018: The Dearly Departed

Frank Bernard – RIP

  Cartoonist/caricaturist Frankie Bernard has passed away. FRANCIS J. (FRANKIE) BERNARD, JR. April 30, 1967 – December 18, 2018   From the obituary: Frankie plied himself as a talented and professional cartoonist. He was a featured editorial cartoonist for the Chelsea Record and Journal Transcript Publications, he also worked several years as a caricature artist […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Frank Bernard – RIP

Bobby Hart – RIP

  Bobby Hart, the Matriarch of the John Hart Studios crew, has passed away. From the obituary: Bobby Hart (Ida Jane Hatcher) left this world in the wee morning hours of Saturday December 15th, to reunite with her cartoonist husband Johnny Hart, on Heaven’s dance floor. Bobby is survived by daughters Patti Hart and Perri […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bobby Hart – RIP

H.W. and Barbara Bush Bookend Tribute Cartoons

  Upon learning the news that George H. W. Bush had died editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey knew what to draw. This cartoon was going to be a bookend to the cartoon I created when Barbara Bush died. It was an idea I had thought of when he was so ill in April. But he was […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on H.W. and Barbara Bush Bookend Tribute Cartoons

Wayne Stayskal – RIP (updated)

Editorial and comic strip cartoonist Wayne Stayskal has passed away. WAYNE H. STAYSKAL (né Stejskal) December 11, 1931 – November 20, 2018 Columnist and friend Cal Thomas broke the news: Google “Great American Political Cartoonists” and you will undoubtedly find the late Herbert Block (aka “Herblock”) of The Washington Post, (Paul) Conrad of the Los […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

Werner Wejp-Olsen – RIP

  Cartoonist Werner Wejp-Olsen has passed away. The Wejp-Olsen family has informed the world: It is with our deepest sorrow that we share this news with you; our beloved father, husband, and brother Werner Wejp-Olsen has passed away on November 15, 2018. We miss him sorely but try to find solace in the beautiful memories […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Werner Wejp-Olsen – RIP

Stan Lee Tributes from Editorial Cartoonists

  Ramsey   Stiglich   Breen   Stahler   Heller   Enos   Beeler   Summers   McKee     Castillejos   Peters   Hall   Marlette   Englehart   Luckovich     below: November 14 additions Streeter   Archer   Darkow   Handelsman   Bell    

Posted on: Nov 13, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Charles Glass – RIP

  Cartoonist Charles Glass has passed away. Charles Edward Glass July 4, 1930 – November 5, 2018 Magazine cartoonist, advertising From the obituary: After graduating, Charlie moved to New York City and studied at the Arts Students League. It was in New York City where his career as a cartoonist took off. He was a […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Anthea Bell – RIP

Translator Anthea Bell has passed away. Anthea Bell May 10, 1936 – October 18, 2018 From the above linked obituary: In 1970 Anthea Bell found herself with the tricky task of translating Asterix in Britain. The eighth adventure in the comic book series about everyone’s favourite Gaul rested on a French view of the English […]

Posted on: Oct 18, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Anthea Bell – RIP