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2020: The Dearly Departed

This is an installment of 2020 Newspaper Comics: Debuts, Departures, and the Dearly Departed.
(part 1: Debuts – – part 2: Departures – – part 3: Dearly Departed – – part 4: Detours/Deviations)

 

2020 – The Dearly Departed
These U. S. newspaper and magazine cartoonists died in 2020.


© Sam Wyche & J. D. Crowe
SAMUEL DAVID (SAM) WYCHE
January 5, 1945 – January 2, 2020
football quarterback, coach
comic strip: No Huddle

RONALD L. (RON) ROGERS
Illustrator, graphic artist, newspaper man
editorial cartoonist

STEPHEN WILLIS (STEVE) STILES
July 16, 1943 – January 11, 2020
underground/alternative cartoonist

ELMER ZINNER
October 8, 1929 – January 18, 2020
Physician, administrator, professor
gagman: B.C., Wizard of Id

PHILIP (PHIL) HIRSCH
August 18, 1926 – January 20, 2020
author, editor, publisher
single panel cartoon editor/compiler/publisher


© Fuchs & Reitberger
WOLFGANG J. FUCHS
September 16, 1945 – January 20, 2020
Author, journalist, film expert
comics historian

ARTHUR TIPLING (TIP) SEMPLINER
October 19, 1943 – January 21, 2020
industrial designer/inventor, professor
political cartoonist: Times Ledger Newspapers (The Bayside Times)

JAMES A. (JIM) ROSE
August 7, 1932 – January 24, 2020
animation
editorial comic strip: Phrogg (Savannah Morning News)

EDGAR BAUM (ED) HENDERSON, JR.
November 14, 1924 – January 25, 2020
animator
Astrodome scoreboard animation


© Bil Canfield/Star Ledger
WILLIAM NEWTON (BIL) CANFIELD
October 8, 1920 – January 30, 2020
sports and editorial cartoonist

VICTOR GORELICK
April 5, 1941 – February 8, 2020
Archie Comics artist/art director/editor
comic strip: Willie Lumpkin (colorist)
comic strip: Archie (editor)

NICOLA (NICK) CUTI
October 29, 1944 – February 21, 2020
comic book cartoonist
comic strip: Cannon
comic strip: Sally Forth
comic strip: Shattuck

RUSSELL VANCE (RUSS) COCHRAN
July 3, 1037 – February 23, 2020
comics maven/archivist/dealer/historian/publisher

CLIVE ERIC CUSSLER
July 15, 1931 – February 24, 2020
author
comic strip: Best Seller Showcase presents Raise the Titanic

ROBERT S. (BOB) ANDELMAN
October 9, 1960 – February 24, 2020
journalist, author
comics historian/promoter


The Phantom © King Features; Judomaster © Charlton Publ. (?)
FRANCIS X. (FRANK) MCLAUGHLIN
March 18, 1935 – March 4, 2020
comic book artist/write
comic strip: The Heart of Juliet Jones
comic strip: Brenda Starr, Reporter
comic strip: Nancy
comic strip: The World’s Greatest Superheroes
comic strip: Gil Thorp

ISADORE ALLEN BELLMAN
June 5, 1924 – March 9, 2020
comic book artist
newspaper art department: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

ROMAN V. ARAMBULA
September 18, 1935 – March 19(?), 2020
animation, comic books
comic strip: Mickey Mouse

ALBERTO ALEANDRO UDERZO
April 25, 1927 – March 24, 2020
European cartoonist
U.S. comic strip: Astrix & Obelix


© Clayton Martin & Samuel Joyner (?)
SAMUEL R. (SAM) JOYNER
February 7, 1924 – March 24, 2020
illustrator
editorial cartoonist
black cartoonists historian
comic strip: The Crisis of Booker T. Washington

THOMAS FRANCIS (TOM) GIANNI
January 1, 1960 – March 30, 2020
courtroom sketch artist, illustrator

HERMAN (HY) FLEISHMAN
November 18, 1927 – April 1, 2020
comic book artist


© Chicago Tribune (?)
FRANK B. JOHNSON
April 13, 1931 – April 2, 2020
comic book artist
comic panel: Amy
comic strip: Beany
comic strip: Hubert
comic strip: Mutt and Jeff
comic strip: Miss Caroline
comic strip: Pee Wee Harris (Boy’s Life)
comic strip: Disney’s Treasury of Classic Tales
comic strip: Beetle Bailey
comic strip: Hi and Lois
comic strip: Boner’s Ark
comic strip: Bringing Up Father


MORRIS (MORT) DRUCKER
March 22, 1929 – April 8, 2020
caricaturist, illustrator, comic book artist
comic strip: Benchley

WILLIAM L. (BILL) NELLOR
September 12, 1923 – April 8, 2020
advertising artist
comic strip: Funny Fizzles

HARRY THEODORE (TED) MULLINGS
April 7, 1926 – April 12, 2020
commercial artist/illustrator
comic panel: The Climax


© Gene Deitch
EUGENE MERRIL (GENE) DEITCH
August 8, 1924 – April 16, 2020
animator
comic strip: Terr’ble Thompson

DONALD JAMES (DON) SCHNABLY
September 12, 1936 – April 20, 2020
advetising artist/executive

MARY FRANCES (MAE) VON EGIDY (née BOYD)
Alex Raymond assistant
comic strip: Flash Gordon
comic strip: Rip Kirby

MARTIN JOSEPH (MARTY) PASKO (ne: Jean-Claude Rouchefort)
August 4, 1954 – May 10, 2020
comic book writer, tv writer
comic strip: The World’s Greatest Superheroes
comic strip: Star Trek


© Clive Cussler
FRANK W. BOLLE
June 23, 1924 – May 12, 2020
comic book artist/writer
comic strip: On Stage
comic panel: Quick Quiz
comic strip: Children’s Tales
comic strip: Debbie Deere
comic strip: Alexander Gate
comic strip: Rip Kirby
comic strip: Best Seller Showcase
comic strip: Encyclopedia Brown
comic strip: Tarzan
comic strip: Winnie Winkle
comic strip: Annie
comic strip: The Heart of Juliet Jones
comic strip: Gil Thorp
comic strip: Prince Valiant
comic strip: Apartment 3-G

CALVIN SANFORD (SANDY) HUFFAKER
September 23, 1943 – May 23, 2020
illustrator, caricaturist
editorial cartoonist

CARL ROBERT GRANATH
September 30, 1930 – May 28, 2020
advertising artist/writer/animator
editorial cartoonist

JOSEPH JOHN (JOE) YENINAS
May 10, 1934 – May 29, 2020
newspaper cartoonist/illustrator/graphic editor

DANIEL R. (DAN) DANGLO
March 1, 1925 – June 6, 2020
animator, comic book artist
magazine gag cartoonist


© NEA
MURRAY OLDERMAN
March 27, 1922 – June 10, 2020
columnist, editor
sports cartoonist

RAYMOND RALPH DUNAGIN, JR.
June 19, 1937 – June 24, 2020
illustrator, art director
editorial cartoonist: Orlando Sentinel
comic panel/strip: Dunagin’s People
comic panel: Grin and Bear It
comic strip: The Middletons

JOSEPH (JOE) SINNOTT
October 16, 1926 – June 25, 2020
comic book artist
comic strip: Dixie Dugan
comic strip: Stan Smith’s Tennis Tips
comic strip: The Incredible Hulk
comic strip: The Amazing Spider-Man
comic strip: Mutts


© Condé Nast
HENRY READ MARTIN
July 15, 1925 – June 30, 2020
magazine cartoonist: New Yorker, SatEvePost, Punch, and on and on
comic panel: Good News/Bad News

FREDERICK J. (FRED) PURUCKER, JR.
May 28, 1931 – June 30, 2020
art teacher
Malibu Times cartoonist

KURT DAVIS MITCHELL
November 26, 1936 – July 1, 2020
artist, illustrator, designer, comic books
frelance Chicago editorial cartoonist

DUANE ALTON MCKENNA
August 20, 1922 – July 1, 2020
illustrator, art director
comic panel: Mac and Zil

MARTIN S. (MARTY) RISKIN
November 26, 1936 – July 9, 2020
gag and editorial cartoonist (“Penspeak”)

SEAN STEPHANE MARTIN
December 29, 1950 – August 3, 2020
illustrator, designer
comic strip: Doc and Raider

RONALD LAMONT (RONNIE) GOODMAN
July 25, 1960 – August 7, 2020
artist, social justice warrior
comic strip: Hard Bricks (aka J-Cat and Bootzilla)

EDMOND KIRAZ (né Kirazian)
August 25, 1923 – August 11, 2020
magazine cartoonist

THOMAS ROLAND (TOM) WARD
June 1, 1928 – August 14, 2020
magazine illustrator/cartoonist
comic strip: Racing with Hub Capp


© King Features Syndicate
ROBERT (BOB) FUJITANI
October 15, 1921 – September 6, 2020
comic book artist
comic strip: Judge Wright
comic strip: Mandrake the Magician
comic strip: Flash Gordon
comic strip: Rip Kirby

RONALD RAY (RON) COBB
September 21, 1937 – September 21, 2020
illustrator, Hollywood designer
editorial cartoonist for underground press

CHARLES M. PRESTON
November 6, 1921 – October 2, 2020
cartoon editor for the Wall Street Journal
(instigator, idea man, editor of “Pepper … and Salt”)

GERALD CLIFFORD GARDNER
July 22, 1929 – October 11, 2020
television writer/gagman/story editor/producer
comic panel: Miss Caroline

ROBERT P. (BOB) WEBER, SR.
June 26, 1934 – October 17, 2020
magazine cartoonist
comic strip: Morty Meekle/Winthrop
comic strip: Barney Google and Snuffy Smith
comic strip: Moose/Moose Miller/Moose and Molly
comic strip: Slylock Fox and Comics For Kids

BETTY DEBNAM HUNT
October 23, 1929 – November 1, 2020
creator/write/editor: The Mini Page

CHARLIE ROBERT (CHOC) HUTCHESON
March 13, 1926 – November 19, 2020
news and sports journalist and columnist, tv director
gagman for magazine cartoonists

JOHN SCOTT BRINKERHOFF
August 16, 1944 – November 23, 2020
advertising copywriter, American Greetings humorist
comic strip: Norse By Norsewest

JOSEPH EDWARD (ED) BLACK
March 12, 1944 – November 26, 2020
radio & tv reporter
cartoonist
comic and animation historian
comic strip: Hillman ‘n’ Shehy
comic panel: Lex Laffs
comic strip: Gasoline Alley

SEWARD E. (STU) POMEROY
1923 – December 16, 2020
political cartoonist

DAVID RICHARD MRUZ
February 11, 1951 – December 18, 2020
comics and animation historian

DOROTHY ALICE HENRY
October 31, 1925 – December 21, 2020
newspaper graphic artist/illustrator
comic strip: Bill and Sue

KENNETH B. (KEN) MAHOOD
February 4, 1930 – December 30, 2020
magazine and political cartoonist

 

Corrections encouraged,
additions sadly accepted.

 

 

Community Comments

#1 Julian Lawrence
January/3/2021
@ 3:05 am

Ken Mahood’s obit needs a revision.

#2 D. D. Degg
January/3/2021
@ 3:56 am

Done. Thank you.

#3 Joshua Kreitzer
January/4/2021
@ 3:01 am

While these people didn’t meet the criteria of being U.S. cartoonists (one was not a cartoonist, and the other was not from the U.S.), I think they deserve to be mentioned:

WILLIAM (BILL) BICKEL
1955 – September 16, 2020
writer
blog: Comics I Don’t Understand

JOAQUIN SALVADOR LAVADO TEJON (“QUINO”)
July 17, 1932 – September 30, 2020
Argentine cartoonist
comic strip: Mafalda

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