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Newton Burch – RIP

Illustrator and cartoonist Newton Burch has passed away.   Newton Clay (Bud) BurchOctober 5, 1925 – March 24, 2021 illustrator, art director, cartoonist   From the obituary: Bud attended Drake University and later The Art Institute of Chicago. Bud worked for the State of Iowa as an artist 25 years. After Bud retired he became […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Kathleen Andrews – RIP

Universal Press Syndicate co-founder Kathleen Andrews has passed away. Kathleen Whalen (Kathy) AndrewsMarch 12, 1037 – April 16, 2021   Kathy was there in the beginning: In 1970, Andrews McMeel Universal was founded as Universal Press Syndicate by Jim Andrews and John McMeel. With an impressive company name and energetic young owners, Universal Press Syndicate […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2021,  Section: Obituary, Syndicates, Universal Press, Comments: 0 Comments

Ray Collins – RIP

Cartoonist and newspaperman Ray Collins has passed away. Ramon Ward (Ray) Collins March 17, 1931 – March 28, 2021   From the obituary: After Korea, Ray returned to work at the Seattle Post Intelligencer where he had started as a copy boy upon leaving school. This led to a 30-year career with the newspaper, initially […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Updates: Frank Jacobs, Mark Trail, Matt Bors

Updating some items that were posted here earlier. photo via Doug Gilford The New York Times has printed their obituary for Frank Jacobs. Frank Jacobs, an inventive satirist who in his 57 years at Mad magazine mocked popular culture and politics, often in pitch-perfect verse and lyrics, died on April 5 in Tarzana, Calif… Mr. […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Chris Yambar – RIP

Pop artist and cartoonist Chris Yambar has passed away. Rev. Christopher David (Chris) Yambar July 4, 1961 – March 27, 2021   From the obituary: Chris was called to the ministry at age 19 to work with inner-city youth … he published Manna Underground Press / The Activist, a newspaper specializing in arts, music, and […]

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

Joye Hummel – RIP

1940s Wonder Woman writer Joye Hummel has passed away.   Joye Evelyn Murchison Kelly (neé Hummel)April 4, 1924 – April 5, 2021   Anina Bennett was among those breaking the sad news: RIP Joye Hummel Murchison Kelly, the first woman to write [Wonder Woman] comics in the 1940s. After Joye it would be nearly 40 […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Frank Jacobs – RIP

MAD writer Frank Jacobs has passed away. Franklin (Frank) JacobsMay 30, 1929 – April 5, 2021   The Jacobs family broke the news on social media: I’m sad to announce that my father, Frank Jacobs, passed away this morning. From a 2009 Los Angeles Times article: Just out of the Army, where he wrote for […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2021,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Frank Jacobs – RIP

Ladies Night at The Daily Cartoonist

© Bianca Xunise Xunise’s work is funny and thoughtful. Her linework has this playful energy, and she has a masterful talent for playing with tone in different ways, even as her work shifts from moving personal stories to deep political analysis to elegant and perfectly structured gag cartoons. She is part of the great tradition […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Jerry Lazare – RIP

Artist and illustrator Gerald Lazare has passed away. Gerald John (Jerry) Lazare September 25, 1927 – March 23, 2021 painter, illustrator, comic artist Gerald Lazare began his professional art career creating comic books for Canada’s Bell Features during World War II after U.S. comic books were banned. From the Comic Book Daily entry: He was […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Jerry Lazare – RIP

Rod McKie – RIP

Magazine cartoonist Rod McKie has passed away.     Roderick (Rod) McKieNovember 28, 195?/196? – March 26(?), 2021   From the McKie family: I am so sorry to tell you all that Rod passed away last night. We are all heartbroken. We have been together for 46 years and life without him will be duller, darker […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

George Mandel – RIP

It is being reported that author and cartoonist George Mandel has passed away. George Mikali MandelFebruary 11, 1920 – February 13, 2021 From the March 18, 2021 Shelf Awareness notice: George Mikali Mandel, the author and cartoonist who was an early member of the Beat Generation, died last month in New York. He was 101. […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Frank Thorne – RIP

It is being reported that Frank Thorne has passed away.   Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Thorne June 16, 1930 – March 7, 2021   Social media is reporting that cartoonist Frank Thorne has died and Marilyn, his wife of 70 years, joined him only a few hours later. Mark Evanier relates some highlights of Frank’s career. […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

Liz Berube – RIP

It is being reported that cartoonist Liz Berube has passed away. Elizabeth Ann Safian (Liz) BerubeJanuary 7, 1943 – January 15, 2021   Writer/artist for comic books, Liz spent most of her comics career as a comic book colorist. From the late 1960s to the early 1970s and signing as “elizabeth” she contributed pages to […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Liz Berube – RIP

Bill Sanders – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Bill Sanders has passed away. William Willard (Bill) Sanders October 14, 1930 – February 27, 2021   From The Milwaukee Journal: Milwaukee Journal political cartoonist William (Bill) Sanders was remembered Sunday as a dynamic artist who wasn’t afraid to challenge those in power. Sanders died Saturday at the age of 90. Sanders began […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Sanders – RIP

Brian Turner – RIP

Cartoonist Brian Turner (aka Renrut) has passed away.   Brian William Turner December 15, 1949 – January 31, 2021 writer, cartoonist, researcher, and educator From the obituary: Brian was a prolific writer who worked diligently on his novels, articles, books, and research projects right up to the weeks before his death. One of a handful […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment