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Paul Carlson – RIP

Animator/cartoonist Paul Carlson has passed away.   PAUL WAYNE CARLSON DECEMBER 27, 1932 – AUGUST 22, 2018 Paul got his start in the animation business at the Walt Disney studio on Lady and the Tramp, filling in the drawings between the animator’s key drawings, a position known in industry parlance as an inbetweener.  He contributed […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Carlson – RIP

Marie Severin and Gary Friedrich – RIP

I don’t do much comic book news, but these two were a part of my youth. Marie Severin and Gary Friedrich, creators during Marvel Comics Silver Age (and beyond), have passed away. Born on the same day separated by 14 years, they passed on the exact same day.   GARY EUGENE FRIEDRICH AUGUST 21, 1943 […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Marie Severin and Gary Friedrich – RIP

Phil Jackson – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Phil Jackson has passed away. …the former Ludington Daily News cartoonist left the accompanying cartoon at Cornerstone Baptist Church, where he long had been an active member. He left instructions that it was for publication in the Daily News when he died. Phillip (Phil) Jackson August 14, 1922 – August 24, 2018 Newport […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Phil Jackson – RIP

Russ Heath – RIP

Comic book and comic strip artist Russ Heath has passed away. above image via The Beat   RUSSELL DEHART (RUSS) HEATH, JR. SEPTEMBER 29, 1926 – AUGUST 23, 2018   A master of the art of sequential comics, Russ was one of a dwindling few survivors from The Golden Age of Comic Books. His specialty […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Russ Heath – RIP

John Blair Moore – RIP

Cartoonist John Blair Moore has passed away. JOHN BLAIR MOORE 1948 – AUGUST 5, 2018 From John’s autobiography: Born in Tibet in the 1880’s, John Blair Moore was raised by a family of iternant(sic) Yak herders high in the Himalayas, where he spent years perfecting his skills in animation and narrative cartoon strips. Unfortunately, being […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on John Blair Moore – RIP

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