Pete Kaminski – RIP

Creators Syndicate coordinator and graphic designer Pete Kaminski has passed away.

Peter James Kaminski

February 9, 1990 ~ July 12, 2023

From the obituary:

Peter J. Kaminski, 33, died July 12, 2023, at the University of Chicago Medical Center after an extended illness.

Pete moved to Los Angeles, California to join Creators Syndicate working with artists and cartoonist published in national newspapers and magazines. He remained with Creators for ten years becoming the creative coordinator working in both LA and New York.

above: back covers to the annual NCS Reuben Journal (2015, 2018, 2019) designed by Pete Kaminski

In 2015 Pete described his job as

“creative coordinator, in-house graphic designer, and manager of the comics department at Creators:”

I supervise the comic department and design and write advertisements for Creators. 

My primary responsibility is to oversee the comic department and ensure that 37 comics meet daily deadlines for printing and international distribution. I accomplish this by maintaining spreadsheets and constantly communicating by phone and email with cartoonists, editors and printers. 

In addition to managing the comic department, I am also a designer and writer. [Since 2012] I have collaborated with creative teams to expand the Creators brand. This position requires me to produce designs that maintain a consistent aesthetic and brand identity across digital and print platforms. I write copy and work with editors to translate concepts through text and imagery.
above: Pete Kaminski designed Creators ads for Hogan’s Alley 2017 (left) and Editor & Publisher 2014 (Right)

Samples of Pete’s handiwork for Creators’ comics and book departments at his Pete Kaminski website.

above: Creators current logo designed by Pete

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  1. I am shocked and saddened to read this. I had met Pete at at least a couple of Reuben Award weekends and we’d discuss comics coloring with great enthusiasm. Always upbeat and smiling.

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