David Barbour – RIP

North Carolina cartoonist David Barbour has passed away.

Robert David Barbour
May 7, 1951 – January 31, 2022

From the obituary:

Robert David Barbour, known by most as David, died peacefully at his home in Weaverville, NC after a long illness.

David was a lifelong musician drumming for jazz and blues bands since age 14. 

As an avid animal and nature lover he enjoyed hiking with their dogs.

He inherited a log cabin built in 1802, moved it to Ashe County, NC and restored it where he and his wife enjoyed many good times. David loved to read the newspaper with a cup of coffee then put his humanity, humor, insight and gentle wit into an editorial cartoon. He started a self-syndicated editorial cartoon business which he enjoyed for many years before using his master’s degree working as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for NC DHHS.

From David’s LinkedIn page:

Editorial Cartoonist
Carolina Cartoons 9 years
Asheville NC area
Self syndicated editorial cartoons regarding North Carolina politics and issues.
Freelance cartooning service.
Also jazz/blues musician (drummer)