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Ken Mahood – RIP

Political and magazine cartoonist Ken Mahood has passed away. Kenneth B. (Ken) MahoodFebruary 4, 1930 – December 30, 2020 The Daily Mail is reporting the death of Ken Mahood: He passed away peacefully in St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Wednesday. Moving tributes were paid yesterday to the brilliant and charismatic former Mail cartoonist Ken […]

Posted on: Jan 1, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ken Mahood – RIP

David Mruz – RIP

Comics and animation historian David Mruz has passed away.   David Richard Mruz February 11, 1951 – December 20. 2020 Comics and animation historian, fanzine publisher: Mindrot/Animania When most of us think of Minneapolis cartoonists our thoughts go back to Charles Schulz, for native Minnesotan David Mruz his thoughts go back much further to another […]

Posted on: Dec 28, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Dorothy Henry – RIP

Newspaper graphic artist Dorothy Henry has passed away.   Dorothy Alice Henry (née: Leenknecht)October 31, 1925 – December 21, 2020 Painter, commercial and advertising artist, newspaper illustrator, cartoonist Dorothy was the staff illustrator of the Port Huron Times Herald for some years. From the obituary: Dorothy was employed as Advertising Design Artist and Illustrator at […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Dorothy Henry – RIP

2020 In Memoriam Lists

Year-end lists are starting to show up. A couple In Memoriam on animation sites have been posted. Cartoon Brew documented obituaries in the animation industry. The past 12 months, in which the spectre of disease and death loomed over everything, saw Cartoon Brew chalk up a sad record: we have never published so many obituaries […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Richard Corben – RIP

Comic artist and illustrator Richard Corben has passed away.   Richard Vance Corben October 1, 1940 – December 2, 2020   Dona Corben revealed Richard’s passing on the Corben Studios Facebook page: It is with great sorrow and loss that I must share the sad news that Richard Corben died Dec 2, 2020 following heart […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Richard Corben – RIP

Paul E. Fitzgerald – RIP

Journalist and civil servant Paul E. Fitzgerald has passed away. Paul Edward (Fitz) FitzgeraldNovember 26, 1926 – December 3, 2020   From the obituary: He entered the US Army as an enlisted man during WW2, serving as a heavy weapons crewman. After completing Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in charge […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic history, Magazines, Obituary, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Paul E. Fitzgerald – RIP

Ed Black – RIP

Cartoonist and comics historian Ed Black has passed away. Joseph Edward (Ed) Black March 12, 1944 – November 26, 2020   From the obituary: Ed served in the U.S Army during the Vietnam War. Ed worked for the Mahoning County Clerk of Courts. Prior to the clerk of Courts Office Ed was a Bailiff for […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ed Black – RIP

Helen Komar – RIP

Animator Helen Komar has passed away. Helen (Sobkow) KomarSeptember 4, 1927 – November 27, 2020   From the obituary: Helen was an accomplished artist who enjoyed illustrating, cartooning, and portraiture. She was a master of pastel, pencil, oil and acrylic mediums. Millions of people are unaware that they have seen her animated work on TV […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2020,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Helen Komar – RIP

John Brinkerhoff – RIP

Humor writer and copywriter John Brinkerhoff has passed away. John Scott Brinkerhoff August 16, 1944 – November 23, 2020   From the obituary: After graduating from Newbury High School in 1962, he went to Ohio University to study journalism. In his junior year, he was the recipient of a William Randolph Hearst National Journalism Award […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on John Brinkerhoff – RIP

Justin Benedict Struck, Killed Crossing Street

From NBCWashington: A man who was known throughout the D.C. area for his satirical comics was struck and killed by a car in Old Town Alexandria Friday. Justin Benedict, 55, was crossing South Washington Street at the intersection of Wilkes Street about 4 p.m. when a car struck him, police said. Justin Cascaden Benedict1965 – […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

David Geiser – RIP

Artist and underground comix cartoonist David Geiser has passed away. David Montague Geiser June 28, 1947 – October 14, 2020   From the obituary: A prolific artist, his work from the underground comics early in his career to recent drawings such as “Snail Ridin’ the Mouse” and “Dog Boy (a Young Cynic)” reflect his not […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on David Geiser – RIP

Janet Salter – RIP

Bon vivant and cartoonist Janet Salter has passed away. Janet S. (Lipsky) SalterDecember 10, 1922 – October 31, 2020 From the obituary: Mom was on lots of commissions, but enjoyed the Fine Arts Commission the most.Early on, she became part of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, which honored comedians, actors and singers and raised funds […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Janet Salter – RIP

Betty Debnam – RIP

Betty Debnam, the creator and editor of The Mini Page, has passed away. Betty Glass Debnam Hunt October 23, 1929 – November 1, 2020   Elementary school teacher, advertising copywriter Creator of the educational newspaper insert The Mini Page From the obituary: While teaching in Wake County, Betty had the idea of combining education and […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2020,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Some Comic Book Stuff

In the 1950s Marvel Comics was known as Atlas and by the end of that decade their “mystery” comic books specialized in monsters. Peter Kuper apparently is a fan. From The Nation: Though Peter uses a latter day logo:   In the early 1960s Richard Lupoff was at the forefront of the emerging comic book […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Legal, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Some Comic Book Stuff

Bob Weber, Sr. – RIP

Comic strip and magazine cartoonist Bob Weber, Sr. has passed away. Robert P. (Bob) Weber, Sr. June 26, 1934 – October 17, 2020 It is being reported on social media that Bob Weber has passed away: Just heard that gag cartoonist and longtime King Features’ Moose and Molly comic strip artist Bob Weber, Sr. passed […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments