Tom Kelly – RIP

Caricaturist Tom Kelly has passed away.

Thomas Merton (Tom) Kelly
October 12, 1950 – January 4, 2022

From the obituary:

He studied at Cal Poly Pomona before launching a successful career as a caricaturist and cartoonist at Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland. Tom was in constant demand as an artist at wedding receptions, birthday parties, trade shows, quinceaneras, and other special events throughout Southern California, working until the final weeks of his life.

From Tom Kelly Caricatures:

Having had my own cartoon concessions at high-volume venues, such as the Disneyland hotel, for over 10 years, I maintain my professional standards throughout each caricature drawing. Because I have been a contributing artist for a television game show, as well as on national television, my work is known world-wide.