Mary Zins – RIP


Artist and cartoonist Mary Zins has passed away.

Mary Catherine (MC) Zins
?June 2, 1964? – August 22, 2019


From the obituary:

…our sister will always be remembered as a gifted and talented artist that eventually blossoms into an outstanding, Internationalist Fine Art Cartoonist e.g., cartoonmovement. Whom mimicked her father, Chuck Zins, a great commercial illustrator with an airbrush and a long loving mother, Dolores Hausler Zins. Thank you, People of Tacoma, who welcomed our youngest sister [suffering from extreme health issues] in demand for cooler-air-climate year around…


above: “Nowhere To Go”


From Mary’s Cartoon Movement bio:

Mary Zins is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist based in Tacoma WA USA. She has worked as a graphic artist for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and a graphic designer for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for over 12 years. She is a member of the Association for American Editorial Cartoonists, Union of World Cartoonists, United Sketches and Le Crayon.


Mary’s own website displays her art from cartoons (above)
to greeting cards and posters and more (below).




September 16 update:

As the world learns of Mary’s passing there is an international outpouring of love for the person, grief at her passing, and praise about the artist on Mary’s Facebook page; where they are also posting wonderful samples of her art.




3 thoughts on “Mary Zins – RIP

  1. Very very sad news. I didn’t know personally Mary, but we were in contact via mail and I published several of her beautiful cartoons. One of her last she send me in June will be exhibited in a collective exhibition from the 24th of September and published in the exhibition’s catalogue. I shall think very much to her. Rest in peace Mary.

  2. Steve, Thierry – I have updated the obit with a link to Mary’s Facebook page, which is being deluged with condolences from around the world.

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