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British Cartoonist Brian Walker – RIP

British cartoonist Brian Walker has passed away. Brian H. N. Walker March 22, 1926 – May(?) 2020   cartoonist, author, illustrator From Brian’s daughter Jo writing for The Guardian: My father, Brian Walker, who has died aged 94, was a cartoonist and illustrator whose work appeared across a span of 50 years in comics such […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on British Cartoonist Brian Walker – RIP

Dan Nakrosis – RIP

Cartoonist Dan Nakrosis has passed away. Daniel A. “Dano” Nakrosis July 4, 1963 – July 21, 2020   Comic writer, artist, letterer, editor From the obituary: Born in Bayonne, Dan’s coloring, lettering and artwork graced the pages of all the major comics publishers across a wide genre of books. His work history included stints at […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Kurt Mitchell – RIP

Chicago illustrator/cartoonist Kurt Mitchell has passed away. Kurt Davis Mitchell July 24, 1952 – July 1, 2020 From the obituary: A freelance artist and writer, his work graced the pages of the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times among others. He also worked in video game development. In later years he self-published over a […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kurt Mitchell – RIP

Duane McKenna – RIP

Art director and cartoonist Duane McKenna has passed away. Duane Alton McKenna August 20, 1922 – July 1, 2020 From the obituary: Born 97 years ago in Sioux Falls, SD, he served in the Army Air Force from 1943-46 before graduating from the University of South Dakota with an art degree. Upon moving to Washington, […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Duane McKenna – RIP

Marty Riskin – RIP

Cartoonist Marty Riskin has passed away. Martin S. (Marty) Riskin November 26, 1936 – July 9, 2020   From the newspaper notice: When the computer came along setting the graphic art’s world into a tailspin, Marty was left behind, [son] Gregg said. “It turned him into a prehistoric relic … he did not adapt,” he […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Marty Riskin – RIP

Fred Purucker – RIP

Cartoonist Fred Purucker has passed away. Frederick J. (Fred) Purucker, Jr.May 28, 1931 – June 30, 2020 Malibu Times editorial cartoonist 1999-2016(?),art school teacher, Disney animator From the Malibu Times notice: Purucker, TMT cartoonist for more than two decades, died last week at the age of 89. Although his face may not be known to […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Fred Purucker – RIP

Henry Martin – RIP

Magazine cartoonist Henry Martin has passed away. Henry Read MartinJuly 15, 1925 – June 30, 2020   Excerpted from daughters Ann and Jane’s announcement via Michael Maslin: Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Henry Read Martin (who signed his cartoons H. Martin) died on June 30, 2020, just two weeks shy of his 95th birthday. For a […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Carl Granath – RIP

Cartoonist Carl Granath has passed away. Carl Robert GranathSeptember 30, 1930 – May 28, 2020   From the obituary: He was in demand as a writer, art director and voice talent during his long career with major advertising agencies in Chicago but hated watching commercials. He was an animator and cartoonist who grew up idolizing […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Carl Granath – RIP

Joe Sinnott – RIP

Famed comic book artist Joe Sinnott has passed away. Joseph Leonard (Joe) Sinnott October 16, 1926 – June 25, 2020 From the Joe Sinnott Facebook notice: It with great sorrow that we must announce the passing of Joltin’ Joe Sinnott on June 25th at 8:40am at the age of 93. He went peacefully with the […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Ralph Dunagin – RIP

Editorial and comic strip cartoonist Ralph Dunagin has passed away. Raymond Ralph Dunagin, Jr.June 19, 1937 – June 24, 2020 newspaper illustrator, art director, cartoonist From the Orlando Sentinel notice: Ralph Dunagin, an editorial cartoonist for the Sentinel and its predecessor, the Orlando Evening Star, from 1961 to 2001, died Wednesday. He was 83. Meeting […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Phil Hirsch – RIP

Cartoon editor and humor and gag writer Phil Hirsch has passed away. Philip (Phil) Hirsch August 18, 1926 – January 20, 2020 Pyramid Books vice president/editor/writer From the Jewish Exponent notice of death: Philip Hirsch, 93 of Voorhees, NJ, passed away on 1/2/20 in Voorhees. Philip was born in Bronx, NY to Clara and Leo […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Phil Hirsch – RIP

Condolences to Jeff and the entire Keane Family

Melinda Kay Keane Melinda Kay Keane, 59, passed away on the morning of May 29, in Dana Point, CA. She was the wife of Family Circus cartoonist Jeff and a loving mother to her three children – Spencer, Matilda, and Olivia. Melinda was an accomplished costume designer, seamstress, and educator at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2020,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Denny O’Neil – RIP

Comic book writer Denny O’Neil has passed away. Dennis Joseph (Denny) O’Neil May 3, 1939 – June 11, 2020 I don’t mark a lot of comic book creators here, but Denny was making highly readable comic books during my prime comic book reading years. He will be remembered better by those who knew him, I […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Denny O’Neil – RIP

Dan Danglo – RIP

Animation and gag cartoonist Dan Danglo has passed away. Daniel R. (Dan) Danglo March 1, 1925 – June 6, 2020 (There is also a Dan A. Danglo, and a March 26, 1925 birthdate. I hope to get that cleared up.) animation, comic books, gag cartoonist An autobiography from Dan’s website: Dan Danglo was born in […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Murray Olderman – RIP

Famed sports cartoonist Murray Olderman has passed away. Murray OldermanMarch 27, 1922 – June 10, 2020 SPORTS CARTOONIST (yeah, he merits the upper case), sports columnist From the notice: Marty Appel posted that Murray Olderman died at the age of 98.Murray Olderman profiled and drew sports cartoons of every major sports figure of the past […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment