Ellen Derby – RIP

Cartoonist Ellen Keefe-Derby has passed away.

Ellen Harriet Keefe Derby (née Woolston)
June 11, 1927 – April 3, 2023

From the obituary:

Before Ellen moved to California from Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1952 … she worked as a cartoonist for the Elizabeth Woodward column of the Boston Globe and continued doing so for awhile after moving.

From 1946 to 1957 Ellen provided header illustrations/cartoons for Elizabeth Woodward’s Column for Teens.

Some samples below via newspapers.

2 thoughts on “Ellen Derby – RIP

  1. These are wonderful cartoons!!! Such a talented cartoonists I’d love to read the articles to match from the Boston Globe

  2. These are great. Also a beautiful photo of your sweet mom! Thanks for sending this!

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