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Margaret Shulock – RIP

Cartoonist Margaret Shulock has passed away.   Margaret (Ackerman) Shulock September 27, 1949 – October 17, 2021 From the obituary: Margaret Ackerman Shulock, of 7652 Wideman Road, Friendship, passed away Sunday (Oct. 17, 2021) after a long illness. Margaret grew up in Canastota, New York and attended SUNY State College at Buffalo for several years. […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Jerry Pinkney – RIP

Famed illustrator Jerry Pinkney has passed away.   Jerry Pinkney December 22, 1939 – October 21, 2021   From NPR: The celebrated illustrator Jerry Pinkney has died. According to his long-time agent Sheldon Fogelman, Pinkney suffered a heart attack today; he was 81. Pinkney was a legend in the world of children’s publishing. He won […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Matt Dent – RIP

Cartoonist Matt Dent has passed away.    Matthew Scott (Matt) Dent August 4, 1971 – September 20, 2021 artist, illustrator, cartoonist From the obituary: Matt graduated from TL Hanna High School in 1989 and went on to Kansas City Art Institute, where he graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  He worked at […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

David DePatie – RIP

Academy Award-winning animation producer David DePatie has passed away.   David Hudson DePatie December 24, 1929 – September 23, 2021   From cartoon historian Jerry Beck’s memoriam: There is much to say about DePatie, but I’ll start with the fact he was the last producer of the Warner Bros. Animation Division in 1961-62 – the […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2021,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Greta Tomlinson – RIP

Dan Dare comic artist Greta Tomlinson has passed away.   Greta Edwards (neé Tomlinson)1927 – September 4, 2021   From The Times obituary: Greta Tomlinson’s diary gave an indication of how hard she had to work as an illustrator on the Eagle magazine from 1950. “Monday. Worked till 3am. Tuesday. Worked till 5am. Wednesday. Worked […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Sam Cornell – RIP

Animator Sam Cornell has passed away. Samuel Miller (Sam) Cornell June 1939 – May 1, 2021   From the IMDb: From Pegboard, the Animation Guild’s newsletter: Sam Cornell d. 5/01/2021 – Industry veteran Sam Cornell is known for his varied work on Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Rugrats Movie, The Wuzzles, and Shinbone Alley. His […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Ruthie Tompson – RIP

Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson has passed away at age 111. Ruthie Tompson July 22, 1910 – September 10, 2021   From Variety: Ruthie Tompson, who began her career at the Walt Disney Studios as a painter in the Ink and Paint Department during the first golden age of Disney animation, died peacefully in her sleep […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Prophet Cartoonist Lars Vilks Dies in Car Crash

From BBC: Vilks was reported to be travelling in a civilian police vehicle which collided with a truck near the town of Markaryd in southern Sweden. Investigators said the collision, which also killed two police bodyguards, showed no signs of foul play. The 75-year-old artist had been living under police protection after receiving death threats […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Mohammed Cartoon, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Prophet Cartoonist Lars Vilks Dies in Car Crash

Russ Kick – RIP

“Rogue transparency activist” and comics editor Russ Kick has passed away. Russell Charles (Russ) Kick III July 20, 1969 – September 12, 2021 From The Washington Post obituary: Russ Kick, a writer, editor and self-described “rogue transparency activist” who pried loose government records, using Freedom of Information Act requests to obtain overlooked documents and peek […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Russ Kick – RIP

L. Bruce Holman – RIP

Cartoonist (and teacher, author, etc) L. Bruce Holman has passed away.    Loyd Bruce Holman January 30, 1939 – April 24, 2021   From the obituary: Dr. Holman held a PhD in fine arts, and before retirement was a tenured professor teaching drawing, painting and photography at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. He was also […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on L. Bruce Holman – RIP

David Simonson – RIP

Publisher, journalist, and cartoonist David Simonson has passed away.   David C. Simonson May 9, 1927 – August 27, 2021 Cartoonist, journalist, editor, publisher From the obituary: A life-long artist and journalist, at the age of 12, he and his political artwork were featured in LIFE magazine.  As a teenager, one of his oil paintings […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2021,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on David Simonson – RIP

Bob Kain – RIP

Cartoonist and illustrator Bob Kain has passed away.   Robert (Bob) Kain August 12, 1932 – August 31, 2021   From the obituary: His great love of cartooning took him to study at The Ontario College of Art, and then to New York City to attend The School of Visual Arts. For 35 years he […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2021,  Section: Animation, Children's Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Sam Ansell – RIP

Gag cartoonist Sam Ansell has passed away.   Samuel Tarshis (Sam) Ansell May 25, 1922 – August 1, 2021   From the obituary: Cartoonist, ad man and business man Samuel Ansell, 99, of Waltham, died on August 1st, 2021. Sam Ansell’s career changed course many times but cartooning was always part of it. His love […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2021,  Section: College cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Sam Ansell – RIP

Charlie Watts – RIP

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has passed away. Charles Robert (Charlie) WattsJune 2, 1941 – August 24, 2021 From The Guardian: Despite becoming one of the greats of rock’n’roll, the dapper and deadpan Charlie Watts, who has died aged 80, spent more than 60 years doing his second-favourite job. Watts applied himself diligently to the […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Barry McWilliams – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Barry McWilliams has passed away.    Barry Wayne McWilliamsFebruary 2, 1942 – August 14, 2021 From the obituary: America’s ‘best known, least famous’ cartoonist Barry Wayne McWilliams passed away on August 14, 2021, at his home outside Whitehall, Montana. He was 79 years old. Barry began drawing his weekly editorial cartoon, J.P. Doodles, […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Barry McWilliams – RIP