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Reynold Ruffins – RIP

Illustrator, graphic designer and artist Reynold Ruffins has passed away. Reynold Dash Ruffins August 5, 1930 – July 11, 2021   From the New York Times obituary: Reynold Ruffins, an illustrator, graphic designer and artist who was an early member of Push Pin Studios, the impish and buzzy design firm founded by his Cooper Union […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2021,  Section: Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Claes Reimerthi – RIP

The Phantom comic book and comic strip writer Claes Reimerthi has passed away. Claes Göran Reimerthi January 12, 1955 – July 23, 2021   The news from the Chronicle Chamber. Claes Reimerthi, giant of the Swedish comics community and one of the most important individuals in The Phantom history, passed away over the weekend. Claes […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Bart Kaminski – RIP

Graphic designer and artist Bart Kaminski has passed away. Bartley Francis (Bart) Kaminski June 8, 1977 – July 22, 2021   From the obituary: Bartley Francis Kaminski, 44, passed away peacefully on Thursday following a courageous battle with cancer. Bart graduated from Palmyra Area High School in 1995, attended Mansfield University and later earned a […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

NYTimes, WaPo Obituaries for John P. McMeel

The New York Times and The Washington Post have published obituaries for Andrews McMeel Universal co-founder John P. McMeel.   From The New York Times: John McMeel, co-founder of what began as a basement operation in a rented ranch house in Kansas, with a mail drop on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and grew […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2021,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Obituary, Universal Press, Comments: 0 Comments

Ernie Poignant – RIP

Cartoonist Ernie Poignant has passed away at age 102. Ernest Donald (Ernie) Poignant February 4, 1919 – July 15, 2021 From the obituary: At the age of four, Ernie discovered his love of doodling after drawing a stickman at his grandmother’s urging.Cartooning became his hobby growing up and once he enlisted in the army he […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Kurt Westergaard – RIP

Danish artist Kurt Westergaard, famed for drawing a caricature the Prophet Mohammed which sparked outrage around the Muslim world, has died at the age 86, his family told Danish media on Sunday. Kurt WestergaardJuly 13, 1935 – July 14, 2021 From The Citizen: Westergaard passed away in his sleep after a long period of ill […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kurt Westergaard – RIP

Chris Foote – RIP

Cartoonist Chris Foote has passed away.  Christopher Bailey (Chris) Foote August 4, 1958 – July 11, 2021 cartoonist, illustrator   From the obituary: Chris graduated from Minnetonka High School, the University of Minnesota, and Atelier School of Fine Art. His educational life was exemplary. He excelled academically in all his studies with credit going to […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Reinhold Reitberger – RIP

Cartoonist and comics historian Reinhold Reitberger has passed away. Reinhold C. Reitberger December 25, 1946 – June 25, 2021 A cartoonist and comics historian based in Germany, Reinhold and Wolfgang Fuchs’ Anatomy of a Mass Medium, along with George Perry and Alan Aldridge’s Penguin Book of Comics (which I got one within a year of […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Reinhold Reitberger – RIP

Andrews McMeel Universal John McMeel Tribute

Andrews McMeel Universal has issued a memorial to Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder John P. McMeel. excerpt: “I’m not sure I ever met anyone who was more enthusiastic and energized about life and work than John,” said Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side®. “I confess to being a little on the withdrawn side when I […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2021,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Obituary, Universal Press, Comments: 1 Comment

John P. McMeel – RIP

Universal Press Syndicate/Andrews McMeel Universal co-founder John McMeel has passed away.    John Paul McMeel January 26, 1936 – July 7, 2021 Hall Syndicate/Publishers-Hall Syndicate salesman and manager Universal Press Syndicate Co-Founder, Sales Director, and President Andrews McMeel Universal Chairman   On July 7 current AMU Chairman Hugh Andrews notified the company’s associates: I am […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2021,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Comic strips, Obituary, Universal Press, Comments: Comments Off on John P. McMeel – RIP

John McMeel – RIP

Co-founder and Chairman of Andrews McMeel Universal John McMeel has passed away. John McMeel, Chairman of Andrews McMeel, passed away on July 7, 2021 at age 85. The company that became Andrews McMeel Universal started as a moonlighting alternative career of two firm friends, John P. McMeel and James F. Andrews. McMeel was a native […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2021,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Obituary, Comments: 6 Comments

Danny Shanahan – RIP

Magazine cartoonist Danny Shanahan has passed away. Daniel Patrick (Danny) Shanahan July 11, 1957 – July 5, 2021    Michael Maslin is reporting the death of Danny Shanahan: The cartoonist, Danny Shanahan, who contributed drawings to The New Yorker from September of 1988 through last year,  died early this morning, according to his wife, Janet […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

This Week’s Whatnots

Dennis the Menace Gets Royal Stamp Treatment The Beano comic is celebrating its 70th anniversary and to mark the milestone Royal Mail has released 10 special stamps using pictures from the comic strip. Dennis was first brought to life in a pencil sketch in January 1951 by Scottish illustrator and cartoonist David Law along with […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2021,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on This Week’s Whatnots

Ron Rice – RIP

Newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Ron Rice has passed away.      Ronald Maburn (Ron) Rice January 31, 1933 – March 15, 2021 newspaper illustrator, graphic artist, caricaturist, cartoonist From the obituary: By profession Ron Rice was an artist for almost sixty years until the onset of Alzheimer’s prevented him from creating his art. He worked […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ron Rice – RIP

Al Gottlieb – RIP

Gag writer and gatherer Al Gottlieb has passed away. Al Gottlieb ca. 1927 – May 2021 Van Scott, current editor of Gag Recap, passed on the sad news in late May: Jackie Rosenberg, the daughter of Al Gottlieb, Publisher of the Gag Recap for 36 years (1963-1999) informed me that Al passed away last week […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2021,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Al Gottlieb – RIP