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Ken Carlson 1950 – 2018

Editorial cartoonist Ken Carlson has passed away. Kenneth John (Ken) Carlson, Jr. October 2, 1950 – May 12, 2018 cartoonist, illustrator, painter, draftsman Kennebec Journal editorial cartoonist 1985 – 2002 Kennebec Journal, August 1993 by Ken Carlson From a 2013 local profile: “I’ve received rejection slips from all of the big ones, but, I have […]

Posted on: May 15, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Cliff Wirth 1927 – 2018

Michigan and Chicago cartoonist Cliff Wirth has passed away. Clifton Robert (Cliff) Wirth 1927 – May 8, 2018 Cliff Wirth began his career as a newspaper cartoonist and artist in 1950 at The Detroit News, later he would move to The Chicago Sun-Times. He would also contribute gag cartoons to magazines. From the Sun-Times obituary: […]

Posted on: May 11, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoonist Phil Collins 1931 – 2018

Cartoonist Phil Collins has passed away. James Phillip (Phil) Collins October 6, 1931 – April 29, 2018 From the Toronto Star obituary: Throughout his life he was always seeking ways to express himself through various creative pursuits. As a young man, he was a member of The Three Reeds, a harmonica trio. Their musical comedy […]

Posted on: May 10, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Phil Collins 1931 – 2018

Animal Crackers creator Roger Bollen passes away at age 74

Michael Sangiacomo of the The Plain Dealer: Roger Bollen, writer and illustrator of the “Animal Crackers” syndicated comic strip, artist of dozens of children’s books and producer of television shows, died Saturday at Hillcrest Hospital. He was 74. Bollen, who lived in Chagrin Falls, was a prolific creator who started out in newspaper comics strips […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Randy Glasbergen, one of the most prolific cartoonists ever, passes at age 58 (UPDATED)

Randy Glasbergen, who is perhaps one of the most prolific cartoonists in America, has passed away at the age of 58. During his career he was the cartoonist for The Better Half which he took over in 1982 and just retired last year to concentrate on his cartoon licensing operation Glasbergen Cartoon Service. He also […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 62 Comments

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 […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Judger Parker cartoonist Harold LeDoux passes at age 89

RC Harvey’s obit on Roy Doty

I really enjoyed RC Harvey’s obit on Roy Doty over at The Comics Journal. Doty, too, was unadulterated. But not silent. In declining health since suffering a stroke late last year, he died March 18, defiant, I like to think, to the very end. He was 93. He always scoffed at the idea of retirement. […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Annie writer Jay Maeder passes at age 67

From The New York Times: Jay Maeder, a columnist and editor for The Daily News and The Miami Herald and the last writer of the comic strip ?Annie,? died on Tuesday at his sister?s home in Houston. He was 67. The cause was cancer, his companion, Amanda Hass, said. He lived in Greenwood Lake, N.Y. […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Annie writer Jay Maeder passes at age 67

Ziggy creator Tom Wilson Sr. passes at age 80

Tom Wilson Sr., the creator of the iconic Ziggy comic strip passed away last Friday at the age of 80. From Universal Uclick: Ziggy which celebrated 40 years in syndication in June 2011, continues to be produced by Wilson’s son, Tom Wilson Jr., who has handled the day-to-day operation of the panel since 1987. Ziggy […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 9 Comments

Lee Ames passes at age 90

Sad news from Mike Lynch: Veteran cartoonist, animator and creator of the popular DRAW 50 how-to-draw cartoon book series Lee Ames died in a Huntington, NY nursing home last week. He was 90 years old. The cause was congestive heart failure.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2011,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Stafford County Sun cartoonist Frank Lewis passes

The Stafford County Sun has announced that its cartoonist Frank Lewis has passed away at age 89. Frank also drew for its parent company News & Messenger.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2011,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Stafford County Sun cartoonist Frank Lewis passes

Cartoonists who passed away in 2010

We’re moving quickly into 2011, but a few blog posts are still recounting the goings on of 2010. Three have posted lists of who passed away last year having some connection to the cartooning arts. Daryl Cagle posts the names of editorial cartoonists and samples of their work. Michael Cavna posts his 10 greats. Mike […]

Posted on: Jan 4, 2011,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Archie cartoonist John D’Agostino passes

John D’Agostino, who worked with legendary figures in comics such as Stan Lee and Stan Goldberg has passed away at the age of 81. John was hired in 1965 by Archie Comics where he became one of their most prominent artists. In addition to his work with Archie Comics he also worked for other titles. […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2010,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Conrad funeral services set for Saturday

According to the Daily Breeze, a public memorial service for Paul Conrad is set for this Saturday at 11 a.m. at the St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. Paul passed away last Saturday at the age of 86. You can read obituaries from the NY Times and the LA Times

Posted on: Sep 8, 2010,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Conrad funeral services set for Saturday

Paul Conrad passes away at age 86

Three time Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Conrad has passed away at the age of 86 surrounded by family MSNBC reports. He was fierce in his liberalism and expressed it with a stark, unmistakable visual style. Southern California political junkies for decades would start their day either outraged or delighted at a Conrad drawing. The Times […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 9 Comments