Robert Stringer – RIP

Architect and cartoonist Robert Stringer has passed away.

Robert Preston Stringer, III

April 28, 1948 – July 24, 2023

From the obituary:

A proud graduate of Forest High School (FHS), Robert shared his gifts of music and art by playing the lead guitar in a popular band. His artwork could be found in numerous publications, one of the most noted being the design of the FHS official school seal, which was for many years featured on the cover of the annual yearbook.

Notably, Robert was the first student enrolled in the inaugural architecture class at MSU and after long nights and countless CAD renderings, went on to become a member of the American Institute of Architects.

In addition to the indelible mark Robert left on his family and friends, Robert’s talents live on in the cherished art he created for family members, the homes and buildings he designed, the vintage “Bully” and “Flying M” designs he created for The Reflector in the 1960s and 70s that MSU still uses to this day

For a brief time in the early 1970s Robert drew editorial cartoons for the weekly Yazoo Herald.

Back to the obituary:

The call of the Bulldogs had always been strong, and he spent the last half of his life in Starkville, Mississippi, raising his precious baby girls, Mary Elizabeth and Kathryn Anne, with the love of his life, Liz. During this time, Robert also served as a cartoonist for The Reflector for several years and was named SEC Cartoonist of the Year in 1998.

The Relector posted a small gallery of Robert’s cartoons in his honor.

above: Robert in 1972