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Kurt Mitchell Replaces Bill Schelly on American Comic Book Chronicles 1945-1949

Following the death of long-time comic book fan and long-time comic book historian Bill Schelly, Kurt Mitchell has taken on the writing of the 1945-1949 volume of American Comic Book Chronicles. above images via My Comic Shop Bill Schelly had written the 1950s volume of the series, while Kurt Mitchell has written the recently published […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)

Lee served as editor and then president of Universal Press Syndicate, now called Andrews McMeel Syndication. In his nearly four decades at Universal, he is credited with editing and developing some of the iconic comic strips of our time, including Calvin and Hobbes, Cathy, Cul-de-Sac, Doonesbury, The Far Side and For Better or for Worse. […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Mary Zins – RIP

  Artist and cartoonist Mary Zins has passed away. Mary Catherine (MC) Zins ?June 2, 1964? – August 22, 2019   From the obituary: …our sister will always be remembered as a gifted and talented artist that eventually blossoms into an outstanding, Internationalist Fine Art Cartoonist e.g., cartoonmovement. Whom mimicked her father, Chuck Zins, a […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Skip Sedore – RIP

  Designer. poet, musician, and cartoonist Skip Sedore has passed away. Charles J. (Skip) Sedore February 25, 1930 – August 24, 2019   From the obituary: Skip, known as Charlie in the business world, worked for many years as a self-employed Embroidery Designer, who designed lace and embroidery for the NYC Garment Industry from his […]

Posted on: Sep 6, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Lee Salem – RIP

Famed Universal Press Syndicate editor Lee Salem has passed away. Lee J. Salem July 21, 1946 – September 2, 2019   From the obituary: Lee served as editor and then president of Universal Press Syndicate, now called Andrews McMeel Syndication. In his nearly four decades at Universal, he is credited with editing and developing some […]

Posted on: Sep 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Andrews McMeel Syndication, Comic strips, Obituary, Syndicates, Universal Press, Comments: 2 Comments

Larry Siegel – RIP

Humorist Larry Siegel has passed away. Lawrence Harvey (Larry) Siegel October 29, 1925 – August 20, 2019 From the Larry Siegel Facebook page: It is with great sadness that I have to share the news that my father, Larry Siegel passed away last night at the age of 93 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2019,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Larry Siegel – RIP

Charles Santore – RIP

Famed Illustrator Charles Santore has passed away. Charles Santore March 16, 1935 – August 11, 2019   From the Philadelphia Inquirer obituary: He began his career in 1956 working as a freelance illustrator for local advertising agencies and publications such as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Redbook, and the Ladies’ Home Journal. Starting in 1972, […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019,  Section: Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Charles Santore – RIP

Ernie Colón – RIP

Comic book artist Ernie Colón has passed away. Ernie Colón (Ernesto Colón Sierra de Cordobes y Lopez) July 13, 1031 – August 8, 2019 ME: If I’m not mistaken, your complete name is Ernesto Sierra de Cordobes Y Lopez Colón , isn’t it? Can you explain to our readers its origin? ERNIE: My name is […]

Posted on: Aug 9, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ernie Colón – RIP

Bob Cope – RIP

Engineer and political cartoonist Bob Cope has passed away. James Robert (Bob) Cope February 6, 1937 – July 18, 2019     Bob’s impressive accomplishments as an engineer for 60 years are far too extensive to list here, but his cartooning career is easier. From the obituary: As a hobby from 2001 through 2018, Bob […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bob Cope – RIP

Mordillo – RIP

Internationally acclaimed cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo has passed away. Guillermo Mordillo Menéndez August 4, 1932 – June 30, 2019   Sources close to the family have reported the death. The news has spread worldwide, unfortunately, at this moment, I am not finding a report in English and Google Translate is not working for me right now. […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

William F. Brown – RIP

  Playwright, author, illustrator, cartoonist Wm. F. Brown has passed away. WILLIAM FERDINAND (BILL) BROWN April 16, 1928 – June 23, 2019   From the Broadway World obituary: After attending Princeton University, he moved to New York City and landed a job writing for Look Magazine in 1950. After a year in the U.S. Army, […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on William F. Brown – RIP

Cal Massey – RIP

Comic artist, illustrator, sculptor Cal Massey has passed away. Calvin Levi (Cal) Massey February 10, 1926 – June 10, 2019   From the Philadelphia Inquirer report: The artist Cal Massey, who created hundreds of paintings, illustrations, designs and sculptures over a career of nearly 70 years, died June 11 at Virtua Marlton Hospital. He was […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Cal Massey – RIP

Marian Del Vecchio – RIP

  Cartoonist and community activist Marian Del Vecchio has passed away.   Marian Del Vecchio February 24, 1935 – June 15, 2019   From the obituary: Her memoir, “Hunger,” traces her family’s 1938 escape from Hitler, the excitement of New York, and the Freudian labyrinth of the 1960s. In 1964 Marian married former fighter pilot, […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Marian Del Vecchio – RIP

Steve McLachlin – RIP

  Newspaper illustrator/cartoonist Steve McLachlin has passed away. John Stephen (Steve) McLachlin October 6, 1936 (?) – January 2019   Daytona Beach News-Journal illustrator, cartoonist, and art director 1961 – 2000. From the obituary: Family and friends of Steve McLachlin will gather in Ormond Beach next weekend to honor the memory of The News-Journal’s longtime […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2019,  Section: Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Steve McLachlin – RIP

Skip Morrow – RIP

  Cartoonist and musician Skip Morrow has passed away.     Dennis B. (Skip) Morrow circa 1951 – May 28, 2019 cartoonist, illustrator, musician From the obituary: All the while, he loved to sketch. His art mostly consisted of cartoons, although he was talented in several mediums. In 1974, while still playing music on the […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Skip Morrow – RIP