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Fred Carter – RIP

Religious cartoonist/artist Fred Carter has passed away. Frederick E. (Fred) Carter June 22, 1938 – May 9, 2022 From the Jack Chick Tract Museum Facebook page: It is our sad duty to report that Fred Carter, the phenomenal artist who drew many of Chick’s tracts and all of The Crusaders comic books (as well as […]

Posted on: May 21, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Hud Armstrong – RIP

Cartoonist, illustrator, and bartender Hud Armstrong has passed away. Hudson S. (Hud) Armstrong September 15, 1945 – May 11, 2022   WNYT-Albany is reporting Hud’s death:  A Saratoga Springs man who’s been drawing life and times in the Spa City for more than half a century has died. Hud Armstrong died on May 11. He’s […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Huntley Brown – RIP

Magazine and book illustrator Huntley Brown has passed away. John Huntley Brown May 12, 1932 – May 4, 2022 From the obituary: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Huntley Brown, celebrated artist and illustrator, beloved husband and cherished father and grandfather. Huntley passed away peacefully on May 4th; eight […]

Posted on: May 11, 2022,  Section: Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Bill Wilson – RIP

Cartoonist and comic art collector Bill Wilson has passed away. William Breckinridge (Bill) Wilson February 23, 1930 – April 29, 2022 From the obituary: William Breckinridge Wilson passed away peacefully. Bill was talented and creative. He loved music, especially Dixieland jazz. He had excellent rhythm and played the drums and harmonica. In his early teens […]

Posted on: May 8, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Wilson – RIP

John Whitaker – RIP

Cartoonist John Whitaker has passed away.     John Earl Whitaker August 20, 1928 – May 4, 2022   From the obituary: John Whitaker, age 93, died peacefully Wednesday, 4th of May 2022 at Hearthside Senior Living in Collierville, TN attended by his daughter, Annette Cain and son, Mark. In 1951, he married Rose Rowan […]

Posted on: May 7, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

In Memoriam: Neal Adams

A collection of obituaries and appreciations of Neal Adams. The Guardian published their obituary of Neal Adams today. Adams was central to the rethinking of characters including Marvel’s X-Men and, for their rival DC Comics, the Spectre, Deadman and, most crucially, the Batman. He also brought about changes to business practices, most notably winning artists […]

Posted on: May 6, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on In Memoriam: Neal Adams

Justin Green, Gentleman Cartoonist

Green became known for a personal warmth that seemed at odds with the angst he would spill across a page. “I think he helped people so much partly because it helped him to forget his own anxiety,” said daughter Julia Green. A trio of Justin Green obituaries have been published recently. Justin Green, a Chicago […]

Posted on: May 1, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic history, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Neal Adams – RIP

Comic book and comic strip artist Neal Adams has passed away. Neal Adams June 15, 1941 – April 28, 2022 From The Hollywood Reporter: Neal Adams, the legendary comic book artist who reinvigorated Batman and other superheroes with his photorealistic stylings and championed the rights of creators, has died. He was 80. Adams died Thursday in New York […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

Updates: Alcaraz, Green, Knight, Sack

Lalo Alcaraz – First Latino to Win Editorial Cartooning Herblock Prize   Los Angeles-based political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is the first Latino to be awarded the prestigious Herblock Prize, a $15,000 award named after the late Washington Post syndicated editorial cartoonist Herb Block.   ©Lalo Alcaraz One of Alcaraz’s most popular depictions is called “Lil’ […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Updates: Alcaraz, Green, Knight, Sack

Justin Green – RIP

Underground comix cartoonist Justin Green has passed away. Justin Considine Green July 25, 1945 – April 23, 2022 Justin’s wife Carol (above with Justin) and daughter Julia are passing on the sad news. We, his loved ones, prepared but not prepared for the putty-dry voice on the phone in the wee hours, stating flatly: “I’m […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

James Bama – RIP

Famed western and book cover artist James Bama has passed away. James Elliott Bama April 28, 1926 – April 24, 2022 Social media is reporting that James Bama died this morning.     James Bama is famous for his western paintings that are in museums around the world. But… James Bama contributed very little to […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

Don Rubin – RIP

Visual puzzle and game creator Don Rubin has passed away. Donald Joel (Don) Rubin April 6, 1945 – April 8, 2022 From the obituary: Donald Joel Rubin, one of the world’s premier creators of games and puzzles, died of cancer at his home in Santa Rosa, California on April 8, 2022. In the late 1980’s […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Friday Free-For-All

We’ve been on a bit of a book kick here lately, so let’s start with that. While every year is a good one for people who collect Peanuts books, this one looks to be a particularly prime one for people who collect not so much the books, but the boxes they come in. Peanuts maven […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Newspaper industry, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Friday Free-For-All

Stan Mott – RIP

Automobile cartoonist and artist Stan Mott has passed away.   Stanley Frederick (Stan) Mott February 27, 1933 – March 22, 2022 “Of course I drive a car. What made you think I didn’t drive a car.” Road & Track, January 1993 From the Stan Mott- Wild Art, Strange Journey and Cars Facebook page: It is […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Mott – RIP

Tony Saltzman – RIP

Cartoonist Tony Saltzman has passed away. Anthony Zola (Tony) Saltzman March 27, 1938 – March 24, 2022 From the obituary: On March 24, 2022, Anthony “Tony” Saltzman of Grand Rapids passed away unexpectedly at the age of 83. Tony had a wonderfully witty and dry sense of humor which led him to a career in […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tony Saltzman – RIP