Cartoonist Norm Rockwell has passed away.
After his time in the army, Norm went on to earn his degrees in teaching and guidance and counseling from the University of Minnesota – Winona and UW-Stout in Menomonie. He was very proud of the fact that he received not just one masters degree but two. Even so, he quit teaching art in 1984 to pursue a career in cartooning.
Until he retired from cartooning ten years ago, Norm wrote and drew cartoons that were published throughout the world in publications such as Good Housekeeping, Saturday Evening Post, The National Enquirer, and Reader’s Digest. He even wrote ideas for Charles Addams that appeared in the New Yorker Magazine.
Norm’s cartoons also appeared in The Globe, Punch, and specialty magazines like Stripes, Bird Talk, and others.
In addition, for many years he created a weekly cartoon specifically for the Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI. He also published several books of cartoons and humor.
In 1980 his cartoons began appearing in The Dunn County News sponsored by local businesses, later that year from 1980 to 1993 Norm’s cartoons appeared weekly in The Dunn County News on the editorial page though mostly they were gag cartoons not political.
He was a regular contributor to King Features Syndicate 1989 – 2003 syndicated panel The New Breed.
Below is an article from The Dunn County News of November 30, 2005 on the occasion of Norm retiring:
Norm lived life on his own terms and everyone in his family loved him for it.
2 thoughts on “Norm Rockwell – RIP”
I had never seen his work, but really enjoyed these few samples ! Maybe I can find his book on eBay. RIP Norm.
His Eau Claire Leader-Telegram clarified that he was named after his father Norman, not that other guy.
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