Stu Goldman – RIP

Philadelphia cartoonist Stu Goldman has passed away.

Stuart Wilk (Stu) Goldman
March 26, 1947 – March 3, 2022

From the Jewish Exponent obituary: 

Stuart “Stu” Goldman, the former editorial cartoonist and art director/graphics editor for the Jewish Exponent, died on March 3 at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 74.

Goldman worked for the Exponent from 1981 until his retirement in 2009, drawing comics that reflected the tone of the Jewish news of the day.

An April 29, 2013 Exponent article outlines a few of his comics that won first place for best editorial cartoon by the Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists … Goldman also won multiple Noah Bee Awards in the newspaper sub-categories of “Editorial Cartooning” or “Illustrating in All.” Between his work at the Exponent and the Philadelphia publication The Welcomat, where he published his “Eavesdrawings” cartoons, he was syndicated in more than 75 publications

From the death notice in the Jewish Exponent: 

Stuart “Stu” Goldman, a multiple award winning syndicated cartoonist, illustrator and a really funny guy, died March 3, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

For many years he also served as a regular and featured cartoonist for a variety of periodicals. During his time in Philadelphia he produced a cartoon in the “Welcomat”, a weekly publication, known as “Eavesdrawings”. The cartoon illustrated eavesdropped true conversations heard throughout the city of Philadelphia.

His cartoons and illustrations used political satire to comment on issues that affected his own community as well as those of national and international importance. His cartoons and caricatures have been reproduced in academic books on psychology and child development. They have been exhibited in museums and various shows in the United States, Canada, Hungary, Japan and London.

After the Navy, he worked in television and radio in Denver Colorado. During this time, he also created and published a comic strip as well as writing and illustrating for a variety of local and national magazines. When he wasn’t writing, he was doing caricatures at the famous Casa Bonita Restaurant. In 1981, he returned to Philadelphia and began his two plus decade long relationship with the Jewish Exponent as editorial cartoonist and later as the art director/graphics editor.


Always looking for new avenues to pursue, Stu took up stained glass as a hobby, creating beautiful and unusual pieces of art glass. Subsequently, he became the managing editor of GLASScraftman Magazine and was Artist in Residence in a stained glass studio in Florida. He authored three books on the genre of art glass. But wait, there’s more…