Kirk Luehrs – RIP

Cartoonist and advertising artist Kirk Luehrs has passed away.

Kirk Allan (Bro Kirk) Luehrs
March 23, 1941 – August 1, 2022


From the obituary:

He was a talented artist & writer who worked in advertising and had a successful comic strip the Oregonian of newspapers. He attended the University of Washington and Mount Angel University, before joining the US Navy where he served with distinction on the USS Hancock. He served seven tours in Vietnam, including on board and in country. He was active in his community and had many hobbies.





Allan Holtz has more about Bro Kirk and Pilgrims:

“Kirk Luehrs has been a northwest artist, writer and illustrator for over 30 years. Known as Bro Kirk, he was a contract illustrator, writer and editorial cartoonist for the Oregon Journal, and the Oregonian newspapers in Portland Oregon. He wrote and illustrated the internationally syndicated cartoon strip, Pilgrims for three years. Kirk wrote and illustrated 18 books for children and young people, 12 on contract for Word Publishing Co. Waco, Texas. He has worked as an artist, art and creative director for northwest advertising agencies, and fortune 500 companies, working in both print and electronic media. He was the owner of Luehrs Advertising for ten years.