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Tip Sampliner – RIP

Cartoonist (and inventor) Arthur ‘Tip’ Sampliner has passed away. Arthur Tipling (Tip) Sampliner October 19, 1943 – January 21, 2020   industrial designer/inventor, professor Bayside Times political cartoonist   From Humanistic Robotics: Tip is an extraordinary inventor and designer: holding over 35 US patents; he has won several awards including the 1st Prize at the […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Wolfgang Fuchs – RIP

Comics author, historian, and translator Wolfgang J. Fuchs has passed away. Wolfgang J. Fuchs September 16, 1945 – January 20, 2020 author, journalist, film historian comics author, historian, translator   From Karen Green, Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University Libraries: Just seeing the news, posted by his daughter Anna, that Wolfgang Fuchs passed […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Ron Rogers – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Ron Rogers has passed away. Ronald L. (Ron) Rogers May 13, 1954 – January 7, 2020   Editorial cartoonist, newspaper illustrator, graphic artist and designer. From the Richmond Free Press notice: Ron Rogers, a longtime political cartoonist whose start began in 1980 for the former Richmond Afro-American and Planet, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Robert Light – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Robert Light has passed away. Robert W. (Bob) Light [RWL] April 11, 1961 – October 18, 2019   From the Gibson Publishing obituary: Robert Light, famed Delta cartoonist, passed away on Oct. 18 after a long bout with an illness at 58. Light worked at the River News-Herald and Isleton Journal, the sister […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Steve Stiles – RIP

Cartoonist Steve Stiles has passed away. Stephen Willis Stiles July 16, 1943 – January 11, 2020   Steve Stiles is a cartoonist I recognize from his underground comix work. His work appeared in comix books with irresistible titles like Dope Comix and Bizarre Sex. In some box around here I have those floppies, along with […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Ken Fuson – RIP (off topic)

Newspaper reporter Ken Fuson has passed away. Ken Fuson, born June 23, 1956, died Jan. 3, 2020 at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, of liver cirrhosis, and is stunned to learn that the world is somehow able to go on without him. Journalist Ken Fuson wrote his own (wonderful) obituary. In lieu of flowers, Ken […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2020,  Section: Newspaper industry, Obituary, Off topic, Comments: 0 Comments

Sam Wyche – RIP

National Football League quarterback and coach Sam Wyche has passed away. Samuel David (Sam) Wyche January 5, 1945 – January 2, 2020 Cincinnati Enquirer photo tribute. From the Cincinnati Enquirer of two years ago: …Wyche had been working on developing the no-huddle offense, which revolutionized the NFL and gave the Bengals an offensive edge over […]

Posted on: Jan 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Sam Wyche – RIP

Joan Crosby Tibbetts – RIP

Joan Crosby Tibbetts, daughter of Percy Crosby, has passed away. Joan Crosby Tibbetts September 21, 1932 – October 26, 2019   From Joan’s Linkedin page:  Owner,  Skippy, Inc.,  Feb 1968 – Present 51 years 11 months primary job as court-appointed administrator of Percy Crosby Estate (my father), involving licensing of his famous SKIPPY character; policing […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Joan Crosby Tibbetts – RIP

Stuart J. Knickerbocker – RIP

Animator/gag cartoonist Stuart J. Knickerbocker has passed away. Stuart James (Stu) Knickerbocker March 10, 1925 – December 14, 2019 animator, artist, gag cartoonist From the obituary: Stu was a substitute teacher in Detroit before he began his career in commercial art at the Jam Handy Organization in Detroit. He spent most of his career at […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Stuart J. Knickerbocker – RIP

Art Lozzi – RIP

Animation background artist Art Lozzi has passed away. Arminio Guido (Art) Lozzi October 22, 1929 – November 4, 2019 A career outline and a description of Art’s style from Animation Resources: Worked as an inbetweener at MGM and Disney, submitted humorous cartoons to magazines such as the New Yorker, designed holiday cards, worked on Tom […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

A Cumulative Remembrance – Gahan Wilson

A collection of news stories and tributes on the death of Gahan Wilson. above: Michael Cavna-Warped News The Washington Post The New York Times The Associated Press (via The Los Angeles Times) 27East – The South Hampton Press CNN   Comics Sites The Comics Journal Multiversity Comics Comic Book Resources Four Realities Grand Comics Database […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, news, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on A Cumulative Remembrance – Gahan Wilson

Howard Cruse – RIP

Cartoonist Howard Cruse has passed away. Howard Russell Cruse May 2, 1944 – November 26, 2019   Howard’s daughter shared on Facebook earlier today: With sadness I share that my birth father passed this afternoon after a too short battle with cancer, with his dear friend Pam and loving husband Eddie by his side, among […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

Lew Little – RIP

Famed comics syndicator Lew Little has passed away. Lewis Auburn (Lew) Little September 1, 1933 – November 21, 2019   From the obituary: Some of the world’s best-known comic strips were discovered by Little during a career spanning 80 years. He launched “Wee Pals,” the first integrated comic strip by Morrie Turner, and “Tumbleweeds,” a […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Gahan Wilson – RIP

Iconic cartoonist Gahan Wilson has passed away. Gahan Allen Wilson February 18, 1930 – November 21, 2019 Stepson Paul Winters is reporting the death of Gahan Wilson: Gahan Wilson 2/18/1930 – 11/21/2019 The world has lost a legend. One of the very best cartoonists to ever pick up a pen and paper has passed on. […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 8 Comments

Mike Lane 1949 – 2019

Editorial cartoonist Mike Lane has passed away. Mike Lane was a Baltimore Evening Sun/Sun editorial cartoonist from 1972 – 2004.   Mike was an early contributor to Cagle Cartoons from 2001 – 2009.   Mike’s cartoons were timely, and they reflected the gifts in his hand, his heart and his brain — his artistic talent, […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments