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Peter G. Pereira – RIP

Artist/cartoonist Peter Pereira has passed away. Peter (né Pierre) Gerard Pereira May 15, 1962 – November 10, 2021 “He will be cartooning in heaven” From The Spirit obituary: Peter Pereira, an artist, illustrator, photographer and cartoonist whose work brought wit and whimsy to Straus News Manhattan’s newspapers for the past eight years, died on Nov. […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Bob Wilson – RIP

Businessman and cartoonist Bob Wilson has passed away. Robert Dennis (Bob) Wilson May 20, 1933 – October 16, 2021   From the obituary: While in college, a job opportunity arose that directed his career path. He bought J.J. Construction and built many homes in Indian Hills. He opened Mid-State Lumber Company in Cuba, Missouri in […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Gene D’Angelo, KFS and DC Colorist, Has Passed

Word is spreading on social media that Gene D’Angelo has passed away. Anthony Tollin gives a nice profile of Gene’s career: I just received the sad news that ace colorist GENE D’ANGELO recently passed away at age 97. Gene began his long comics career at King Features Syndicate shortly after completing his WWII military service, […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Fran Frisch – RIP

Cartoonist Fran Frisch has passed away. Francis John (Fran) Frisch, Jr. August 18, 1948 – August 29, 2021   From the obituary: Fran, the globally recognized Artist known as FRISCH, was the first Artist to put a Bear on a T-Shirt (entitled Can U Bear it?) and thereby created a visual identity in 1988 for […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Fran Frisch – RIP

Día de los Muertos (3)

                                          images via Find A Grave  

Posted on: Nov 1, 2021,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Día de los Muertos (3)

Margaret Shulock – RIP

Cartoonist Margaret Shulock has passed away.   Margaret (Ackerman) Shulock September 27, 1949 – October 17, 2021 From the obituary: Margaret Ackerman Shulock, of 7652 Wideman Road, Friendship, passed away Sunday (Oct. 17, 2021) after a long illness. Margaret grew up in Canastota, New York and attended SUNY State College at Buffalo for several years. […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Jerry Pinkney – RIP

Famed illustrator Jerry Pinkney has passed away.   Jerry Pinkney December 22, 1939 – October 21, 2021   From NPR: The celebrated illustrator Jerry Pinkney has died. According to his long-time agent Sheldon Fogelman, Pinkney suffered a heart attack today; he was 81. Pinkney was a legend in the world of children’s publishing. He won […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Matt Dent – RIP

Cartoonist Matt Dent has passed away.    Matthew Scott (Matt) Dent August 4, 1971 – September 20, 2021 artist, illustrator, cartoonist From the obituary: Matt graduated from TL Hanna High School in 1989 and went on to Kansas City Art Institute, where he graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  He worked at […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Matt Dent – RIP

David DePatie – RIP

Academy Award-winning animation producer David DePatie has passed away.   David Hudson DePatie December 24, 1929 – September 23, 2021   From cartoon historian Jerry Beck’s memoriam: There is much to say about DePatie, but I’ll start with the fact he was the last producer of the Warner Bros. Animation Division in 1961-62 – the […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2021,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on David DePatie – RIP

Greta Tomlinson – RIP

Dan Dare comic artist Greta Tomlinson has passed away.   Greta Edwards (neé Tomlinson)1927 – September 4, 2021   From The Times obituary: Greta Tomlinson’s diary gave an indication of how hard she had to work as an illustrator on the Eagle magazine from 1950. “Monday. Worked till 3am. Tuesday. Worked till 5am. Wednesday. Worked […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Greta Tomlinson – RIP

Sam Cornell – RIP

Animator Sam Cornell has passed away. Samuel Miller (Sam) Cornell June 1939 – May 1, 2021   From the IMDb: From Pegboard, the Animation Guild’s newsletter: Sam Cornell d. 5/01/2021 – Industry veteran Sam Cornell is known for his varied work on Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Rugrats Movie, The Wuzzles, and Shinbone Alley. His […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Sam Cornell – RIP

Ruthie Tompson – RIP

Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson has passed away at age 111. Ruthie Tompson July 22, 1910 – September 10, 2021   From Variety: Ruthie Tompson, who began her career at the Walt Disney Studios as a painter in the Ink and Paint Department during the first golden age of Disney animation, died peacefully in her sleep […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ruthie Tompson – RIP

Prophet Cartoonist Lars Vilks Dies in Car Crash

From BBC: Vilks was reported to be travelling in a civilian police vehicle which collided with a truck near the town of Markaryd in southern Sweden. Investigators said the collision, which also killed two police bodyguards, showed no signs of foul play. The 75-year-old artist had been living under police protection after receiving death threats […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Mohammed Cartoon, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Prophet Cartoonist Lars Vilks Dies in Car Crash

Russ Kick – RIP

“Rogue transparency activist” and comics editor Russ Kick has passed away. Russell Charles (Russ) Kick III July 20, 1969 – September 12, 2021 From The Washington Post obituary: Russ Kick, a writer, editor and self-described “rogue transparency activist” who pried loose government records, using Freedom of Information Act requests to obtain overlooked documents and peek […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Russ Kick – RIP

L. Bruce Holman – RIP

Cartoonist (and teacher, author, etc) L. Bruce Holman has passed away.    Loyd Bruce Holman January 30, 1939 – April 24, 2021   From the obituary: Dr. Holman held a PhD in fine arts, and before retirement was a tenured professor teaching drawing, painting and photography at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. He was also […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on L. Bruce Holman – RIP