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Mary Kincaid – RIP

Cartoonist Mary Kincaid has passed away. Mary Elizabeth Kincaid (née Getz) June 4, 1923 – September 14, 2022   From the obituary: Mary grew up in and around Toledo OH, and when she was ten her mother passed away of a heart condition. Luckily, she had a doting father with whom she was close until […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

David Boyd – RIP

Editorial cartoonist and illustrator David Boyd has passed away. Robert David Boyd (Sr.) October 1938 – September 20, 2022 From The Newnan (Ga.) Times-Herald obituary: Legendary political cartoonist, artist and character David Boyd Sr., 83, passed away Tuesday after a long illness. Boyd published his first political cartoons in 1968, in The Newnan Times-Herald. The […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Bruce Cochran – RIP

Magazine cartoonist and humor writer Bruce Cochran has passed away. Edward Bruce Cochran October 9, 1935 – August 22, 2022    From the obituary: Bruce spent most of his remarkable 63-year career as an independent professional cartoonist, illustrator, humorist and writer based in Kansas City, getting his start as a writer and illustrator for Hallmark […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bruce Cochran – RIP

Jerry Holbert – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Jerry Holbert has passed away. Jerry W. Holbert November 9, 1958 – August 2, 2022   From the obituary: Jerry was a talented artist who got his start working for Disney as an animator before beginning his career of 32 years as the political cartoonist for The Boston Herald. He was the recipient […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Jerry Holbert – RIP

Diane Noomin Tributes – Updated

Update: The New York Times Obituary: One of Ms. Noomin’s most startling and moving pieces was a 1994 story called “Baby Talk: A Tale of 4 Miscarriages,” in which she wrote of her own miscarriages, of the ignominies and the cruelties she endured at the hands of medical professionals as she kept trying to conceive. […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Diane Noomin Tributes – Updated

Diane Noomin – RIP

Underground/alternative cartoonist and editor Diane Noomin has passed away. Diane Noomin (née Diane Robin Rosenblatt) May 13, 1947 – September 1, 2022 The news of Diane’s passing is being shared on social media. From Charles Kochman on the afternoon of September 1: I am so sorry to share the news that Diane Noomin passed away […]

Posted on: Sep 2, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Lily Renée – RIP

Golden Age comic book artist Lily Renée Phillips has passed away at age 101.     Lily Renée Peters Phillips (née Willheim) May 12, 1921 – August 24, 2022   Lily’s children have notified comics fandom through Trina Robbins: It’s with great sadness that my sister and I regret to inform you of the passing […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Lily Renée – RIP

The Comics Journal Obituary for Paul Coker, Jr.

The Comics Journal released its obituary of Paul Coker, Jr. today. Comics historian and Cartoon Art Museum curator Andrew Farago does a great job by Coker. This has perhaps the best accounting of Paul’s early career at Hallmark Cards. One of his first clients, the Kansas City-based Hallmark, hired him as a staff designer in […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Greeting Cards, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on The Comics Journal Obituary for Paul Coker, Jr.

Kirk Luehrs – RIP

Cartoonist and advertising artist Kirk Luehrs has passed away.  Kirk Allan (Bro Kirk) Luehrs March 23, 1941 – August 1, 2022   From the obituary: He was a talented artist & writer who worked in advertising and had a successful comic strip the Oregonian of newspapers. He attended the University of Washington and Mount Angel […]

Posted on: Aug 16, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kirk Luehrs – RIP

Ron Barlow – RIP

Classic comics compiler, editor, and publisher Ron Barlow has passed away. Ron Barlow January 1, 1949 – August 9, 2022 The news broke on Ron’s Facebook page: I just found out that an old friend has passed from cancer. This saddens me more than I thought it would … Rest in Peace Ron Barlow. He […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Obituary Omnibus

There has been an unfortunate rash of deaths in the comics world lately. After The Daily Cartoonist’s initial reports other memorials and tributes have appeared. Here is a collection of those eulogies.   Jean-Jacques Sempé, the French cartoonist known in America for children’s book illustrations and for covers for The New Yorker portraying tiny, gentle […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2022,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Obituary Omnibus

Jean-Jacques Sempé – RIP

French cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist Jean-Jacques Sempé has passed away.   Jean-Jacques Sempé August 17, 1932 – August 11, 2022   From The Guardian: Jean-Jacques Sempé, who illustrated the much-loved Little Nicolas series of French children’s books, has died aged 89. “The cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé died peacefully [on] Thursday evening, 11 August, 2022, […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Raymond Briggs – RIP

Author-illustrator-cartoonist Raymond Briggs has passed away. Raymond Redvers Briggs January 18, 1934 – August 9, 2022 “iconoclastic national treasure” From The Guardian: Raymond Briggs, the writer and illustrator who delighted children and inspired adults with bestselling cartoons and picture books, died on Tuesday morning aged 88, his publisher Penguin Random House has said. Ranging from […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Raymond Briggs – RIP

Pete Kesling – RIP

Orthodontist and cartoonist Pete Kesling has passed away. Dr. Peter Crawford (Pete) Kesling January 1, 1932 ~ July 25, 2022    From the obituary: Peter’s professional and business experience included President/CEO of TP Orthodontics from 1958-1980, Exclusive Orthodontic Practice (Retired), and Kesling & Rocke Group from 1958 – 2005. He also had the La Porte […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2022,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Pete Kesling – RIP

Gretchen Grauer Vanderhoof – RIP

NEA colorist Gretchen Grauer Vanderhoof has passed away. Gretchen deSanzi Grauer Vanderhoof August 9, 1930 – July 27, 2022   From the obituary: “Her memories of a bohemian childhood are some of her fondest. There was the Fine Arts Studio where a young Gretchen rode her tricycle up and down aisles of artists practicing their […]

Posted on: Aug 5, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Gretchen Grauer Vanderhoof – RIP