Norm “Bush” Muffitt passes at age 69

Canadian editorial cartoonist Norm Muffitt (AKA Bush) has passed away at the age of 69 due to cancer.

Terri Kemball, who served as editor of the Sherwood Park-Strathcona County News for 12 years, met Muffitt in 1992 and described him as having a delightful and gentle sense of humour.

“I think that was one of his strongest strengths as a cartoonist, he didn’t have a hard edge to him,” Kemball said. “Not that he wasn’t afraid to go out on a limb sometimes and certainly did that, but he never did anything with any kind of malice, everything was a gentle poke.”

The Cartoonists has a good profile of his career. It was posted in July.