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Steve Ditko – RIP

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting the death of Steve Ditko. Artist Steve Ditko, who co-created Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Stan Lee, has died at age 90. The New York Police Department confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter.No cause of death was announced. Ditko was found dead in his apartment on June 29 and […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Ditko – RIP

Paul Miller – RIP

Artist and cartoonist Paul Miller has passed away. Paul Rader Miller January 20, 1935 – June 18, 2018  From the Marin Independent Journal obituary: Paul was a Marine from 1954-56, and a 1958 graduate of UCLA, earning a B.A. and a Masters. His passion was being an artist of many media and styles, including caricatures. He […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Miller – RIP

Steve Christensen – RIP

Steve Christensen, who formerly served as executive editor of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, which at its height sold more than 140 features in more than 100 countries around the world, has died. Steve Christensen November  18, 1953 – June 20, 2018 During his 1985 – 2000 tenure at the Los Angeles Times Syndicate he […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Christensen – RIP

Bill Lignante – RIP

Comic strip, comic book, animation, and courtroom sketch artist Bill Lignante has passed away. Word is spreading of the death of cartoonist Bill Lignante with this posting by Mark Evanier. above: Bill’s National Cartoonists Society mini-autobio card William G. (Bill) Lignante March 20, 1925 – February 27, 2018 Bill Lignante drew comic strips and Western/Dell/Gold […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Lignante – RIP

The New York Times Nick Meglin obituary

Mr. Meglin was born Nick Megliola in Brooklyn on July 30, 1935. His father, Anthony, was a mason, and his mother, Elizabeth (Laganigro) Megliola, was a seamstress. Nick Meglin, William Gaines, and John Ficarra by Mort Drucker (1991) The New York Times obituary of Nick Meglin. Although his byline rarely appeared, Mr. Meglin refined Mad’s […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on The New York Times Nick Meglin obituary

Nick Meglin obituary

The “official” Nick Meglin obituary: Nick Meglin was an American writer, humorist, and artist. He was known for his work as a contributor, comics writer, illustrator and editor for the satirical magazine Mad. He also scripted Superfan, a 1970s comic strip by Jack Davis. He was active as a lyricist of musical theatre and had […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Nick Meglin obituary

Nick Meglin R.I.P.

Eulogies honoring the memory of Nick Meglin are appearing. A wonderful tribute came from comics writer. editor, and executive Paul Levitz. With permission: Word is spreading of the sudden passing of Nick Meglin, an insufficiently celebrated but extraordinarily important influence on American culture and cartooning. Nick is close to the last survivor of the offices […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Nick Meglin R.I.P.

Lee Holley R.I.P

Lee Holley 1932 – 2018 Lee Holley died earlier this year. Comics historian R. C. Harvey has done a career-spanning obituary for The Comics Journal.  

Posted on: Jun 1, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

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: Comments Off on Ken Carlson 1950 – 2018

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: Comments Off on Cliff Wirth 1927 – 2018

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