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Bill Bates passes away at age 79

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Bill Bates has passed away a couple of weeks ago. He was 79. Bill was a local cartooning legend who had worked as a cartoonist for the Chronicle and the Carmel Pine Cone. In the 1980s, Bill met weekly with Hank Ketcham and Gus Arriola, two other legendary cartoonists each Tuesday.

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#1 Phil Tography
June/20/2009
@ 4:30 pm

one can only imagine what the legends talked about and what they are “talking” about now, on the other side

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