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Watford Observer cartoonist Terry Challis passes

British cartoonist Terry Challis who drew for the Watford Observer for more than 30 years, has passed away.

Former Watford Observer sports editor and Watford FC communications manager Andrew French has been among those to pay tribute to his former colleague, describing him as a “wonderful bloke”.

“Some people are lucky enough to be born with one God-given talent – Terry was blessed with two: he was an incredible artist and a naturally funny man,” Andrew said. “Watford supporters were able to enjoy both those skills through his famous cartoons, the like of which were – and still are – unrivalled. He had the knack of empathising with fans, sharing their highs and lows.

“It was a privilege – not to mention great fun – to work alongside him during my time at both the Watford Observer and Watford FC. I cannot think of anyone who made me laugh harder.

Community Comments

#1 Jonathan Lemon
October/7/2009
@ 12:30 pm

How sad. The Watford Observer was my hometown newspaper growing up. In addition to gag and spot illustrations, Terry would draw a full 1/4 page multi-panel cartoon report on every game by the local soccer team (usually twice a week). He was a huge influence and will be sadly missed.

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