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Gene Deitch – RIP

Animator Gene Deitch has passed away. From the Expatz Czech notice: Prague, April 17 (CTK) – American director and animated film producer Gene Deitch, living in Prague with his Czech wife, animator and producer Zdenka Najmanova, died there last night at the age of 95 years, Garamond publishing house owner Petr Himel told CTK today. […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Mike Luckovich on Memorial Cartoons

Doug Turnbull, For the Atlanta Journal Constitution: As the years pass — now there have been six — since 95.5 WSB traffic-reporting legend Captain Herb Emory’s tragic death, the remembrances of his life are as poignant as the memories during his philanthropic, larger-than-most-of-ours life. Certain phone calls and messages received still materialize in the brain with […]

Posted on: Apr 12, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Luckovich on Memorial Cartoons

Bill Nellor – RIP

Cartoonist Bill Nellor has passed away. William L. (Bill) Nellor September 12, 1923 – April 8, 2020 advertising agency artist, director, owner cartoonist From the obituary: … he had an ongoing comic series in the Press Democrat called the “Funny Fizzles” which were all based on real life patented inventions that never made it to […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Mort Drucker -RIP

Famed caricaturist and comic artist Mort Drucker has passed away. Morris (Mort) Drucker March 22, 1929 – April 8, 2020 Master caricaturist, illustrator, and comic artist   Across Facebook and Twitter are notes of sadness. From The Berndt Toast Gang: There are many things in life we hope not to have to do and this […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 6 Comments

Samuel Joyner – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Samuel Joyner has passed away. Samuel R. (Sam) Joyner February 7, 1924 – March 24, 2020 editorial cartoonist, illustrator, comics historian   From the Philadelphia Tribune obituary: Often described as the visual voice for African Americans that was represented in mass-circulated magazines and newspapers, Joyner had a storied career as a teacher, cartoonist […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Samuel Joyner – RIP

Tom Gianni – RIP

Courtroom artist and illustrator Tom Gianni has passed away. Thomas Francis (Tom) Gianni January 5, 1960 – March 30, 2020   courtroom sketch artist, illustrator, artist brother to Gary Gianni From the obituary: Thomas worked as a book illustrator, freelance artist, and most notably courtroom artist for WGN, NBC, and WTTW in Chicago. He was […]

Posted on: Apr 4, 2020,  Section: Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Gianni – RIP

Hy Fleishman – RIP

Comic book artist Hy Fleishman has passed away. Herman (Hy) Fleishman November 18, 1927 – April 1, 2020   comic book artist, restaurateur Sadly, one of our Senior Strippers has passed on. From the obituary: He attended City College of New York and the Cartoonist and Illustrators School of Art in Manhattan and became an […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Hy Fleishman – RIP

Tomie dePaola – RIP

Children’s book author/illustrator Tomie dePaola has passed away. Thomas Anthony (Tomie) dePaola September 15, 1934 – March 30, 2020   Earlier today Tomie’s publisher announced via Facebook: We mourn the loss of a master storyteller. Tomie dePaola has passed away. We extend our sympathy to his legions of readers, friends, and colleagues. From Tomie’s website: […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2020,  Section: Children's Books, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Harriet Glickman – RIP

Harriet Glickman, who championed the integration of the Peanuts comic strip, has passed away. Harriet Mae Glickman (nee Ratner) November 1, 1926 – March 27, 2020   From Nat Gertler’s notice: Harriet Glickman, the woman who had suggested to Charles Schulz that he add an African-American character to the strip and thus inspired the creation […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Harriet Glickman – RIP

Ted Mullings – RIP

Cartoonist/artist Ted Mullings has passed away. Harry Theodore (Ted) Mullings April 7, 1926 – April 12, 2019*   commercial artist, painter, cartoonist From the obituary: Ted was a commercial artist for the Climax Molybdenum Company and the owner of The Little Cottage Art Gallery in Leadville. He was a member of the Ski Club in […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Mullings – RIP

Albert Uderzo – RIP

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo has passed away. Alberto Aleandro (Albert) Uderzo April 25, 1927 – March 24, 2020   From The Guardian obituary: Asterix illustrator Albert Uderzo has died at the age of 92, his family has announced. The French comic book artist, who created the beloved Asterix comics in 1959 with the writer René Goscinny, […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Román Arámbula – RIP

Comic strip artist and animator Román Arámbula has passed away. Román V. Arámbula September 18, 1936 (?1935?) – March 19, 2020   animation, comic strips The Lambiek Comiclopedia profile. A brief filmography and comics work outline from I.N.D.U.C.K.S.: Education/training Mexico City University Animated films Television commercials 1960s (no specifics known). – Hanna-Barbera: Layout artist 1970-1975 […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Frank McLaughlin – RIP

Comic artist Frank McLaughlin has passed away. Francis X. (Frank) McLaughlin March 18, 1935 – March 4, 2020   In a bit of understatement from the obituary: Frank was an accomplished artist and enjoyed a career as a comic book artist. Frank was a much in demand comic book artist from the late 1950s to […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Bud Gordinier – RIP

Artist/illustrator Bud Gordinier has passed away. Hollace Carey (Bud) Gordinier Jr. February 15, 1933 – February 25, 2020   From the obituary: Hollace studied at the Meinzinger School of Art in Detroit after his discharge from the Army Medical Corps in 1955. He continued to study illustration and fine arts at Wayne State University in […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bud Gordinier – RIP

Bob Andelman – RIP

Bob Andelman, aka Mr. Media, has passed away. Robert Stephen (Bob) Andelman October 9, 1960 – February 24, 2020 journalist, author, talk show host   From the St. Petersburg Catalyst obituary: Journalist and author Bob Andelman, a longtime presence in St. Petersburg media, died Monday after a short battle with a rare form of cancer. […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2020,  Section: Books, Interviews, Obituary, Podcasts, Comments: 3 Comments