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Highest Paid Dead Cartoonists

Forbes has released its Highest Paid Dead Celebrities list for 2021
and two cartoonists make it to the top five of the thirteen noted.

The Peanuts business brought in $47 million more in revenue this fiscal year compared to 2020, for a total of $157 million. Part of that comes from a deal with Apple TV+, where the second season of Snoopy in Space! is set to start streaming on Friday, Nov. 12… 

Theodor Seuss Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss) sold almost 7 million print books in the U.S. over the last year—despite controversy about racist imagery in some of his early works—up from 6 million copies in 2020…


Bonus: a nice illustration by Chris Buzelli:

Community Comments

#1 Katherine Collins
@ 12:57 pm

In the bottom picture: who’s the guy in the middle? Harvey Kurtzman?

#2 D. D. Degg
@ 2:08 pm

Roald Dahl
“In September, 31 years after Dahl died of cancer at age 74, Netflix paid a reported $684 million for the Roald Dahl Story Company. The streaming giant plans to build out a sweeping flood of programming from the British novelist’s trove of stories including Charlie, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and scores more.”
He and Prince bumped Michael Jackson down to #3.

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