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Simon Deitch – RIP

Underground cartoonist Simon Deitch has passed away. Simon Deitch May 12, 1947 – June 21, 2022   From The Comics Journal: Simon Deitch, a member of a superbly talented family of comic artists and writers, whose work first began appearing in the earliest days of the underground comix revolution, died of kidney failure Tuesday morning, […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Stuart Carlson Eulogy

As an editorial writer for a dozen years, I have to admit I often envied editorial cartoonists. No matter how good a job you do researching, constructing and writing an editorial, it never hits home as quickly as an editorial cartoon. After all, you don’t read an editorial cartoon, you look at it and it […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Everett Peck – RIP

Illustrator Everett Peck has passed away. Everett Lee Peck October 9, 1950 – June 14, 2022   Illustrator, cartoonist, animator, painter The Peck Family has posted on social media that Everett has died. Animation Magazine also has the sad news.  Illustrator, cartoonist, animator, writer and teacher Everett Peck — best known for his popular animated […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2022,  Section: Animation, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Everett Peck – RIP

Baxter Black – RIP

Cowboy poet and humorist Baxter Black has passed away.                                                                                                              Mamta Popat, Arizona Daily Star  Baxter Black January 10, 1945 – June 10, 2022 Cowboy poet, humorist, columnist, songwriter, speaker, author, and comic strip writer.     From Farm Journal: Baxter Black, the veterinarian turned cowboy poet, storyteller and philosopher of rural life in America, […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Stuart Carlson – RIP

Editorial Cartoonist Stuart Carlson has passed away. Stuart Scott Carlson September 1955 – June 10, 2022 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting Stuart’s death: Stuart Carlson, the former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel political cartoonist, died Friday at age 66. Carlson, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease about seven years ago, was hospitalized over the Memorial Day […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Ranan Lurie – RIP

Editorial cartoonist and political caricaturist Ranan Lurie has passed away.                                                                                AP Photo/Richard Freeda Ranan Raymond Lurie May 26, 1932 – June 8, 2022       From The New York Times:  Ranan Lurie, an Israeli war hero and world peacemaker who set records as the world’s […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, International, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Justin Green Remembered

John Kelly and The Comics Journal has collected reminiscences of Justin Green by cartoonists, editors, historians, friends, and family of the creator of Binky Brown.  Carol Tyler and Justin Green. Photo by John Kinhart From Bill Griffith who knew Justin from early in the underground movement: I first met Justin in New York in 1969 […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Justin Green Remembered

Sunday Sundries and Weekend Whatnots

    Publishers Weekly reports the death of Blanche Cirker. Blanche Cirker, co-founder of Dover Publications, died last week at the age of 104. Cirker and her husband, Hayward, who died in March 2000, founded Dover in 1941. Dover Publications was famous to comic strip fans as the publisher of “treasury-size” editions of Little Nemo […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on Sunday Sundries and Weekend Whatnots

Bill Rupp – RIP

U.S. Army(ret), sports (golf) writer, cartoonist Bill Rupp has passed away. William Nathaniel (Bill) Rupp December 27, 1945 – May 24, 2022 From the obituary:  He graduated from LCHS in 1963 and joined the US Army on August 26, 1963. He later graduated from IU with a BS radio and communications in 1973. He retired […]

Posted on: May 31, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Rupp – RIP

Memorial Day, 1922

Cochran Kettner Bushnell Morris Donahey   Callaghan  Ding  Reynolds  Ripley  Bushnell McCrae  

Posted on: May 30, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Stan Gomberg – RIP

Cartoonist and graphic designer Stan Gomberg has passed away. Stanley C. (Stan) Gomberg May 6, 1927 – May 18, 2022 From the obituary: Stan served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a medic as well as a cartoonist and editor of the army newspaper. As a freelance graphic designer with […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Gomberg – RIP

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: Comments Off on Hud Armstrong – RIP

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