Tom Kane – RIP

Sports cartoonist Tom Kane has passed away.

Thomas Joseph (Tom) Kane, Jr.
December 9, 1934 – July 10, 2022

From the obituary:

[Tom] had a talent for art and went on to graduate Mass College of Art 1957. Tom had careers in advertising and printing through the years but was an entrepreneur at heart and was usually self- employed or starting a new venture. In the 1980’s he was the “Sports Cartoonist” for the Boston Herald where he authored cartoons of many iconic sports legends as well as local scholastic superstars. Tom was the creator of the “Birds Eye of Boston” axonometric map that featured detailed drawings of each building of Downtown Boston in a usable tourist map. His latest venture was writing an illustrated book on baseball legends from the beginning of baseball in America. Unfortunately, he never got to finish it.

Tom’s LinkedIn page says he was the Boston Herald sports cartoonist from 1980 to 1986.